Got my check from the record industry

Discussion in 'Community' started by pseudobrit, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    If you joined the anti-trust lawsuit you should be getting $13.86 from the record industry soon.

    I got my check yesterday. Woo hoo!

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  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I signed up...

    I got an e-mail from them 1 week ago saying they weren't going to accept my claim.

    I am really pissed off.

    Not a little bit -- Really pissed off.


    I had no idea how they could turn it down... and I can't resubmit... I submitted like a year ago (or over?) and they aren't accecpting new submissions!

    AHHHH I HATE YOU RIAA!

    :mad: :mad:
     
  3. pseudobrit thread starter macrumors 68040

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  4. Dippo macrumors 65816

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    Re: Got my check from the record industry

    I guess the lawyers got rich and the consumers got jacked.

    How typical.
     
  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    i know i signed up, but i haven't gotten an email about it (i think i used an old address anyway), i wonder if i'll get a check? i've moved but the post office should forward it. Huh, guess i'll have to wait and see...

    paul
     
  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I'll dig up the letter.
     
  7. howard macrumors 68020

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    i signed up too that would be cool, i totally forgot about it...i'll let you know if it ever comes in...
     
  8. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    Re: Re: Got my check from the record industry

    true that. but at least the RIAA is paying it all, and i like them less than lawyers.
     
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I'm expecting my check in the mail any day now. No e-mail about it so far, so I guess that's good.

    Just think, if you invest your $13.86 and earn an average of 4% annually for 25 years, you'll have almost $40! Hmmm, maybe you should just spend it now.
     
  10. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    You could go and buy a cd with it :cool:
     
  11. Dippo macrumors 65816

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    Or 13 songs from iTMS :p
     
  12. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    at $0.99 a song, just add 1¢, and you can buy 14 songs, minus the tax...
     
  13. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    This is weird...

    I signed myself up the first day they put the site online...

    and that was declied for reasoning of a section of a document I don't have... also stating I put too many albums down as ones I have bought...


    But Apparently...

    My dad signed me up later...

    And that was accecpted...

    So... RIAA -- I'm still pissed off at you...

    And if you gave me $2 more dollars I could have bought a Real CD from this Check... but whatever.

    Thanks RIAA for overcharging people for CDs and then settling the lawsuit.

    No Thanks RIAA for continuing to overcharge for CD's.
    And no Thanks for using your overwhelming might against users who may or may not have used P2P software.

    --MrMacMan
     
  14. g30ffr3y macrumors 6502a

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    i got my check yesterday too!!! used it today to buy the new orgy cd... in god forbid... a record store...
     
  15. Awimoway macrumors 65816

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    Just got my check. Will use it to see Passion tomorrow and get lunch after.
     
  16. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    I got one in the mail yesterday. I had almost thrown the whole thing in the trash because it looked like junk mail. I opened it up and there was my check. I don't ever remember signing up for anything, but I guess I must have.

    What was this for anyways?
     
  18. Awimoway macrumors 65816

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    I didn't remember signing up either, but my wife remembered and signed us both up.

    I believe it was for the high price of CD's--they were sued for overcharging, essentially.
     
  19. pseudobrit thread starter macrumors 68040

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    They were sued for price fixing aka running a racket, a scam, a swindle.

    Even -- gasp -- "stealing"! :eek: And we know the record industry knows you shouldn't do that!

    They were gonna lose, so they settled.
     
  20. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    they shouldn't have settled, they should have found them guilty of violating ____.

    Really, its sad you can always weasel your way out of a bad case by settling...

    Impending Loss = 1
    The Alarm has been sounded, Time To Settle!

    :rolleyes:
     
  21. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    I got my check today.
    Will deposit tomorrow, er, *looks at clock* today and nab some iTunes songs. :D
     
  22. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    I think al of my family got their checks yesterday .... yayy for beer money!
     
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  24. howard macrumors 68020

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    got mine a week or so ago, bought a short sleeve shirt with it

    now my life is complete
     
  25. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    Good too see that the RIAA was knocked off their high horse...even for just a short while. I don't think I would have been eligible for any cash as I don't remember the last time I bought a CD (I was a naughty boy for quite a while there but has since changed his ways). Such is life though. With iTunes, I doubt I'll go buy a CD anytime soon anyway.
     

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