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post #31 of 119
Are we surprised? I thought everyone already knew the RIAA was composed of heartless fiends.

It's sad to think that the RIAA is the loudest opponent of piracy. It shames the rest of the anti-piracy individuals who disagree with piracy because of ethics and actually try to BE ethical.

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Originally Posted by jcettison View Post
You can't be serious?

A teenager's life ruined because a major media conglomerate didn't get the $10 for a few mp3's? Whilst murderers and dope fiends are set free because of over crowding in everything from county jails to maximum security prisons across the country; whilst the world stands on the brink of financial collapse -not from piracy but from the poorest economic practices since Michael Jackson bought a ****ing amusement park - and you think a teenager sharing ten songs is just cause for such a baseless attack? You think the punishment fits the crime here?

My only wish is that one day you have children -naive and daring as children will be -and that they are taken away from you for something equally asinine. Hope that one day, the people you love should lose their credibility and freedom for a simple mistake -theft that in a convenience store or a Wal-Mart wouldn't even get you into the back of a police car much less tried in court.
Yeah... Uh... That was a troll. >.>
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Everybody here is guilty of illegally acquiring music, one way or another. Don't start with the hypocritical bullcrap that is, "ZOMG SHE DIDN'T PAY FOR A COUPLE OF SONGS AND NOW SHE'S GETTING HIT." Why are we standing in the sidelines doing nothing, but watching? We should start up a fund of some sort to help out these wrongfully accused people.
    
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post #33 of 119
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[B]Everybody here is guilty of illegally acquiring music, one way or another.
Um, no.
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post #34 of 119
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Jeez I think at least everyone has shared some form of music/software whether it be offline or online. And I always thought christmas was the time to be jolly and share?
Not everyone has...

OP... This is just silly. To be honest though they should have responded to the lawsuit even if they had no lawyer to represent them. That would have at least avoided the default judgment.

This kind of crap is starting to backfire and I hope the RIAA suffers greatly because of it.
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post #35 of 119
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How is it legal for the RIAA to do this? Who passed the bill making it right to charge $x,000 per song and why have we put up with this as a federal constitutional republic.

This is not the United States I am so proud to be a citizen of. Laws are supposed to "underpin civil obedience, politics, economics and society". Suing people for tens of thousands of dollars does nothing but generate income that the RIAA can use to further their bull**** accusations of innocent people and give them inappropriate penalties for wanting to listen to a series of sound waves.

Is there anything that can be done on a citizen level to curb this madness?
Why are you people so surprised by this? And what makes sueing someone illegal? People have been sueing others for ridiculous reasons and/or for ridiculous amounts of money for as long as "sue" has been a verb.
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post #36 of 119
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Everybody here is guilty of illegally acquiring music, one way or another.
Complete load of cow poo. I have not, most of my friends have not.

Please don't accuse people of theft without educating yourself to the facts first.
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post #37 of 119
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Originally Posted by legoman786 View Post
Everybody here is guilty of illegally acquiring music, one way or another. Don't start with the hypocritical bullcrap that is, "ZOMG SHE DIDN'T PAY FOR A COUPLE OF SONGS AND NOW SHE'S GETTING HIT." Why are we standing in the sidelines doing nothing, but watching? We should start up a fund of some sort to help out these wrongfully accused people.
That's like asking a bunch of procrastinators why they didn't attend the meeting on Thursday. Someone who pirates music is probably not in the financial or moral position to help out someone else, but the voicing of opinions can make a difference.
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post #38 of 119
Moral of the story. If you are sick and want music, steal it from the store directly. Much less punishment if you get caught that way.
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post #39 of 119
They seriously need to hire an HR person...
There are TONS of bigger offenders than her that would draw FAR less hate...
EDIT:
wait, that would be PR but anyway you get the picture.
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post #40 of 119
RIAA sinks to a new low of PHAILURE.

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Wow, they are suing every kind of people imaginable, how unfortunate.
They sued a dead grandmother...
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