AllofMp3.com Sued for $1.65 Trillion!

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  1. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    While I don't like AlloMp3.com (unlike the author of the article), the RIAA is up them selves if they think they can sue for that much. That's more money then most countries GDP figures :rolleyes:
     
  2. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    It is probably more symbolic than anything right now... Maybe they thought they most likely wouldn't win so why not go a little extreme?
     
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    Actually I'd say this is one the law suit where the RIAA has any reason to be sueing. At least their not sueing a college student onto the streets or sueing the dead.


    not that they shouldn't burn in hell, I'm just saying this is one lawsuit they "should" win.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    how can a site not in the US be sued by US companies and organizations using US laws?

    Seems kinda just a bit out of their jurisdiction unless someone has some enlightenment for me
     
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    They are the RIAA, they can do what they want.
     
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    Yeah, Russia is just gonna let them go ahead with that...:rolleyes:
     
  8. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    *stutters* t-t-t-TRILLION??

    I know this is just a preliminary figure and go way way down, but STILL!!

    $150k for EACH SONG?

    Like the artist will see any of it.. HAH!
     
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    I love the RIAA and their big bad wolf tactics.

    The harder they blow the stronger the little piggies will make their house. :rolleyes:
     
  11. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    F*** the RIAA. That's it for right now.
     
  12. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    That's the maximum statutory rate, but as you'll see there, the court gets a lot of discretion.
     
  13. aspro macrumors 6502

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    Thats absolutely incredible, just out of interest, does anyone have any rough ideas on how long would it take the RIAA members to gain that much revenue?
     
  14. DeSnousa thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No idea, but if the RIAA was a country it would be the 8th richest country by GDP :rolleyes:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)
     
  15. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Annual combined wholesale for RIAA members in 2005 was about $7 billion. Just for an idea of scale, that's about half of the revenues Apple Computer pulled in for FY 2005.
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I love the RIAA, they keep things interesting.
     
  17. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Yeah, making money off of copyright violations is a vastly different thing from sharing your music library. Although, I could have sworn that the maximum per-incident limit was $250k. It seems that §506(a)(1) also applies (criminal copyright for commercial advantage or private financial gain.)

    As for jurisdiction, the Russian Federation (sounds like something out of Star Trek) is a signatory to this, this, and this.
     
  18. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    It doesn't apply because this is a civil suit. The government would have to step in for it to become a criminal case.
     
  19. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    I wonder if any artists have made public opinions about the site.

    I get my music from there. Am I a bad 'un?
     
  20. solvs macrumors 603

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    Because they were selling to people in the US and Russia is helping. I hate the RIAA, but if you were going to use this company, you might as well have used a P2P service. All of your money was going to some company, none of it was going to the artists and copyright holders. Hmmm, kinda like the RIAA. No wonder they're so pissed. :p

    Seriously though, just because you payed for it, doesn't make it legal.
     
  21. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    How does this logic stand up: I'm not American, don't live in America, don't want to. Same for Russia. That site is legal in Russia. That's good enough for me. Or am I missing something?
     
  22. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Maybe you missed this? It looks like it's going to be a county-by-country assault.
     
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    Both cases are totally unenforceable even if they do win.
     
  24. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    No western artist sees one single penny from allofmp3. Does that answer the question?
     
  25. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I'd be more supportive of these kinds of aggressive legal tactics on the part of the music industry if Sony had been equally aggressively made to compensate the American public for the tens of thousands of computers they hacked into with their rootkit. If Sony will pay such a sum for each user that got a rootkit CD, or the Sony manager who made the go decision on this product is sent to prison, then I'm willing to listen.
     

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