23 year old sued by RIAA for downloading 5 songs

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23 year old sued by RIAA for downloading 5 songs.Full Story

The RIAA is filled with a bunch of wankers... suing this guy for 5 songs....

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yea

Please stay off of my IP! Actually a friend of mine has a friend whose teenage daughter was busted for downloading thousands of songs and they hit the household with a 7 figure lawsuit. Not sure whatever happened. But thats just crazy overkill.

show some love for those

show some love for those open wifi signals

I say they did it just

I say they did it just because people say "it is only 5 songs"
they've hit bigger downloaders but I know plenty of people who just download the odd song they want.

made an example of him

I know they made an example of him...

The strategy is simple..

Find someone that has very little resources to fight off a lawsuit, perferably someone young that is however old enough so that his parents won't help him in terms of hiring a lawyer (make sure it's a guy because you don't want it to look that they are targeting defenseless women) that did something very little in terms of downloading (IE: something like 5 songs).

And get that story out to the media to scare others.

The way they look at it will cost him about 5 grand in penalities and another 3-4 thousand in legal costs.

Total cost to him $8,000-$10,000 ... the media covering the story.. priceless.

RE: Defenseless women : I was trying to think like the RIAA and they didn't want the media to publish something like 'Single Mother of 2 faces 10,000 dollar fine for downloading 5 songs for her children to hear'

5

so where's the line? if 5 ok, but 5,000 is wrong, where's the point that you went bad?

reminds me of a very old joke:

Lady and Man are talking at a party. Man asks if she would sleep with him for $1M. She agrees.

Man then asks if she'd do it for $2. She replies, "What do you think I am?"

Man says, "We've already established what you are. Now we're just haggling over the price."

He deserves it

Mostly I'm 100% pro-file sharing but this guy just abused his privileges. Look at the songs for god's sake, he needs slapped upside the head. Maybe he'll learn some musical taste in jail :-)

Lady and Man are talking at

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Lady and Man are talking at a party. Man asks if she would sleep with him for $1M. She agrees. Man then asks if she'd do it for $2. She replies, "What do you think I am?" Man says, "We've already established what you are. Now we're just haggling over the price."

Good joke, for sure. Now flip it around. Make it one billion dollars to sleep with the-person-of-your-choice-not-your-legal-spouse, anonymously. Suddenly everyone is a ho, right?

There is a line. The point is the punishment has to fit the crime.

>>There is a line.

There is a line - and you don't cross it. It's really simple. You make your mind up long before the temptation comes along. Do you download/steal music or software? Do you sell your values or your spouse for money?

Personal responsibility and self control go a long way.

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