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a Manhattan federal judge this week said the record companies' request for $75 trillion in damages was "absurd." Damages should be limited to one damage award per work, judge Kimba Wood said, according to Law.com.
There is still hope from humanity. I really would be interested to know how they arrived at this figure.
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Originally Posted by Plex View Post
Source: HowStuffWorks


lol
Printed currency accounts for very little of the value of the material world.


However, the RIAA doesn't honestly expect, or want the 75 trillion dollars, I'm certain they're just extrapolating their $750 dollar fine for copyright infringement out to the numbers of files that Limewire supposedly helped pirate.
Edited by RonindeBeatrice - 3/24/11 at 9:03am
    
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Originally Posted by un-nefer View Post
bahahaa they be crazy man. Didn't ppl stop using limewire years ago?
smart people did. almost every computer that comes into our store with viruses has limewire on it.
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Printed currency accounts for very little of the value of the material world.
Fortunately for me I wanted to find the amount of currency and not the "value of the material world."
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LOL? Hurr.

Here's some corporation logic for ya':

>Sell Digital Product
>Someone (with no intention of buying it ever) Acquires it

LOST SALE NOOOOOOo

I will never buy a CD or DigDistribution music, i'm sorry. Even if music downloads suddenly disappear one day, i have absolutely no intention of ever buying such product.
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Why not? I'm sure all 6.9 billion people on the planet would have spent $10,870 on music owned by the RIAA since Limewire existed. There's probably a judge out there stupid enough to take this argument. Maybe stupid isn't the word for it, let me rephrase: There's probably a judge out there being bribed enough to take this argument.
err what? Not even 1/3 of current world population have access to internet... And half of internet users don't have broadband, and are using dial up, so I doubt they would waste their precious internet time downloading a 5mb music file which they probably won't put on their rental computer...Just a little math and research.
    
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I seriously think someone made a mistake with the document somewhere, and that's really supposed to be a Billion. This doesn't make any sense at all...

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err what? Not even 1/3 of current world population have access to internet... And half of internet users don't have broadband, and are using dial up, so I doubt they would waste their precious internet time downloading a 5mb music file which they probably won't put on their rental computer...Just a little math and research.
I think he was being sarcastic man...
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That's how you sue someone/thing out of existence


$75,000,000,000.

That's a lot of money. Well at least it isn't in Euros or Pounds
     
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Wow, that's laughable, the record companies just need to give up and accept the inevitable
    
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lol thats really fun who on earth as that amount of cash, just dam foolishness !!!!!!!
    
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