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I still don't understand how something like 10 measly MP3 songs can warrant a fine of 8 grand

I say the internet should burn the RIAA to the ground.. tonight at 8pm
    
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Originally Posted by Higgins View Post
I say the internet should burn the RIAA to the ground.. tonight at 8pm
I'm in, where is their headquarters? I should have enough in the bank to travel the country and make a few molotov's on the way.

(If we don't stand up for what we think is right, then the RIAA will continue to push us around, just like they have done in the past to law biding citizens)
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I'm in, where is their headquarters? I should have enough in the bank to travel the country and make a few molotov's on the way.

(If we don't stand up for what we think is right, then the RIAA will continue to push us around, just like they have done in the past to law biding citizens)
Or everyone could ping their website with 65kb packets all night!

ping -l 65000 -t


I claim no responsibility of the above actions...

No seriously guys, don't
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The sad thing is, I live in the same state as this happened. It's not uncommon for things like this to go through, becuase the judical authorites are seeing cases for everything, and if no one shows up, then it's a default. 10 seconds, bang the gavel, and that's all. they may not even read the case. Just base it on glancing merrit.

now, as for the RIAA/MPAA, they are doing nothing more than grabbing any information that they can, and sending out lawsuits as fast as possible as care tactics because they know that people won't fight them because of the costs involved. In the state of PA, there is nothing they can do except harass the family. No wage garnishment, no income tax taking, nothing. the only thing they can do that with is Student loans, child support, and owed taxes.

I in no way condone what the RIAA/MPAA are doing. it's been proven that the money from these lawsuits do not benefit the artists, and it's only lining the company execs. I say do what you have to do. The only person that you have to answer to is yourself. Support your favorite artists with concert tickets and merchandise purchse at the concert. Then you know it's going to them, and not some fat jerk that doesn't need it anyways. living off the work of others, and lives a pathedic existance anyways.

there's better ways to get music to the masses, and some artists are already using that means...

Kill'em all!! Just constant ping their sites... who cares!! what are they going to do, bring about lawsuits... not like they aren't already doing it...bastards.
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This is pathetic. Now, the RIAA picks on the people who have no money.

Let's go throw rocks at their building.
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- The actual fine for downloading music illegally is much much higher. The RIAA does not have to settle out of court, but the reason they settle out of court is so that they can set an example. They do not want to make themselves look bad, or to inflict pain. That's why it is 100% random. All they want is for people to stop pirating copyrighted material and the most efficient way to do that is to sue many people at a fraction of the true value so others see the problem and either realize why it is bad or stop out of fear.

- The RIAA has sued over 30,000 people. I can find the site if someone does not believe me. Statistically, they are going to hit some bad-off people, either physically, mentally, or fiscally.

- When you pirate music/movies/games/etc, you steal. Stealing is illegal. I cannot say that I have never pirated anything, as that is far from true, but I can say that I know that when you break a law knowingly, no matter what law, you must be willing to take the consequences. I knew this when I previously pirated and whenever I do something that is against the rules, no matter if they are family rules or legally binding laws, I understand the consequences and the risk that I take.

- Piracy is a humongous problem. If people did not pirate music or movies or games then we would not have the DRM/Securom problems. There would be many more independent game developers, music labels, movie producers, as they would be able to sell all copyrighted material instead of losing a significant percentage of profits.

- What the RIAA/MPAA/etc does is lame, we all hate it, but honestly, what choice do they have? If anyone had a better idea, then I guarantee you that they would love to hear it and might even pay you for it if you could implement it because they would respect your hard work and understand what it is worth!

- I stopped pirating, both for ethical reasons but also for quality reasons and the ease Spyware, Bugs, etc. And if others did so also then game prices, software prices, music prices, would all go down.
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Originally Posted by ubernewhacks View Post
- The actual fine for downloading music illegally is much much higher. The RIAA does not have to settle out of court, but the reason they settle out of court is so that they can set an example. They do not want to make themselves look bad, or to inflict pain. That's why it is 100% random. All they want is for people to stop pirating copyrighted material and the most efficient way to do that is to sue many people at a fraction of the true value so others see the problem and either realize why it is bad or stop out of fear.

- The RIAA has sued over 30,000 people. I can find the site if someone does not believe me. Statistically, they are going to hit some bad-off people, either physically, mentally, or fiscally.

- When you pirate music/movies/games/etc, you steal. Stealing is illegal. I cannot say that I have never pirated anything, as that is far from true, but I can say that I know that when you break a law knowingly, no matter what law, you must be willing to take the consequences. I knew this when I previously pirated and whenever I do something that is against the rules, no matter if they are family rules or legally binding laws, I understand the consequences and the risk that I take.

- Piracy is a humongous problem. If people did not pirate music or movies or games then we would not have the DRM/Securom problems. There would be many more independent game developers, music labels, movie producers, as they would be able to sell all copyrighted material instead of losing a significant percentage of profits.

- What the RIAA/MPAA/etc does is lame, we all hate it, but honestly, what choice do they have? If anyone had a better idea, then I guarantee you that they would love to hear it and might even pay you for it if you could implement it because they would respect your hard work and understand what it is worth!

- I stopped pirating, both for ethical reasons but also for quality reasons and the ease Spyware, Bugs, etc. And if others did so also then game prices, software prices, music prices, would all go down.
Sadly, your words fall upon deaf ears for the most part.
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Originally Posted by ubernewhacks View Post
- The actual fine for downloading music illegally is much much higher. The RIAA does not have to settle out of court, but the reason they settle out of court is so that they can set an example. They do not want to make themselves look bad, or to inflict pain. That's why it is 100% random. All they want is for people to stop pirating copyrighted material and the most efficient way to do that is to sue many people at a fraction of the true value so others see the problem and either realize why it is bad or stop out of fear.

- The RIAA has sued over 30,000 people. I can find the site if someone does not believe me. Statistically, they are going to hit some bad-off people, either physically, mentally, or fiscally.

- When you pirate music/movies/games/etc, you steal. Stealing is illegal. I cannot say that I have never pirated anything, as that is far from true, but I can say that I know that when you break a law knowingly, no matter what law, you must be willing to take the consequences. I knew this when I previously pirated and whenever I do something that is against the rules, no matter if they are family rules or legally binding laws, I understand the consequences and the risk that I take.

- Piracy is a humongous problem. If people did not pirate music or movies or games then we would not have the DRM/Securom problems. There would be many more independent game developers, music labels, movie producers, as they would be able to sell all copyrighted material instead of losing a significant percentage of profits.

- What the RIAA/MPAA/etc does is lame, we all hate it, but honestly, what choice do they have? If anyone had a better idea, then I guarantee you that they would love to hear it and might even pay you for it if you could implement it because they would respect your hard work and understand what it is worth!

- I stopped pirating, both for ethical reasons but also for quality reasons and the ease Spyware, Bugs, etc. And if others did so also then game prices, software prices, music prices, would all go down.
I can see what you're saying. But EVERYBODY at least one in their life, has either downloaded something off the internet, steal something on the internet, or even listen/watch something on the internet that violates copyright law.
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Sadly, your words fall upon deaf ears for the most part.
I do not mind. I just feel strongly on the subject so I type it up.
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Originally Posted by ubernewhacks View Post
- The actual fine for downloading music illegally is much much higher. The RIAA does not have to settle out of court, but the reason they settle out of court is so that they can set an example. They do not want to make themselves look bad, or to inflict pain. That's why it is 100% random. All they want is for people to stop pirating copyrighted material and the most efficient way to do that is to sue many people at a fraction of the true value so others see the problem and either realize why it is bad or stop out of fear.

- The RIAA has sued over 30,000 people. I can find the site if someone does not believe me. Statistically, they are going to hit some bad-off people, either physically, mentally, or fiscally.

- When you pirate music/movies/games/etc, you steal. Stealing is illegal. I cannot say that I have never pirated anything, as that is far from true, but I can say that I know that when you break a law knowingly, no matter what law, you must be willing to take the consequences. I knew this when I previously pirated and whenever I do something that is against the rules, no matter if they are family rules or legally binding laws, I understand the consequences and the risk that I take.

- Piracy is a humongous problem. If people did not pirate music or movies or games then we would not have the DRM/Securom problems. There would be many more independent game developers, music labels, movie producers, as they would be able to sell all copyrighted material instead of losing a significant percentage of profits.

- What the RIAA/MPAA/etc does is lame, we all hate it, but honestly, what choice do they have? If anyone had a better idea, then I guarantee you that they would love to hear it and might even pay you for it if you could implement it because they would respect your hard work and understand what it is worth!

- I stopped pirating, both for ethical reasons but also for quality reasons and the ease Spyware, Bugs, etc. And if others did so also then game prices, software prices, music prices, would all go down.
The only argument I have is that the punishment for DL and shoplifting the items should be the same (assuming the DL is not mass seeding or selling copies).
    
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