Limewire suit penalty, more than Earth's total worth

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  1. skottichan macrumors 6502a

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    They came up with a weird way of calculating a cumulative demand, but it's obvious that they're just trying to bankrupt limewire (I didn't even know it was still around, I haven't heard of it in years).
     
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    I'm more shocked that according to the article over 50 million people per month still use Limewire.
     
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    If one is to believe the music industry, the most valuable thing on the planet is music. The estimated worth of an iPod with a few thousand songs is billions of USD.

    That takes a special kind of math.
     
  6. shinobi-81 macrumors 6502

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    It's called "Economics". ;)
     
  7. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    If one takes Economics as pulling stuff out of your rear end, sure. :p
     
  8. shinobi-81 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, just like Harvard graduates who are also convinced that running a war (no, two wars) is free of charge and that taxes are an expense for the country. :D
     
  9. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Didnt they calculate it as $15,000 per stolen song?
     
  10. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    150,000. You missed a 0 there, bro. :)
     
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    Well, I'm sure if everyone on the planet will just cooperate and dig into their pocket change... :rolleyes:
     
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    This is why I don't buy music and just listen to the radio.
     
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    Tyrants, crooks, and the like are also free to attend Harvard. ;)
     
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    ..To be paid to the claimant at £10 per month over a period of (im too lazy to calculate it :eek:)
     
  16. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    the article is old......it seems that Limewire shut down as a result of this case

     
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    Just an aside ...

    Lime Wire has a terrible logo.

    It's a my-cousin-wants-to-be-a-designer-once-he-learns-how-to-use-MS Publisher-and-would-love-to-do-your-logo kind of logo.

    Just terrible.
     

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    Well, they are calculating the galactic market for Terran music. It's a tiny fraction of the total Undecillion credit market, but nonetheless, the RIAA should get its due.
     
  20. takao macrumors 68040

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    believe it or not: a friend worked as an assistant on a big movie project (WB, Sony or Universal ... something like that) and the NDA contract he had to sign seriously included phrases like "valid on earth and throughout the galaxy/universe"
     
  21. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    They forgot to include parallel dimensions.
     
  22. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Are you sure it wasn't more of an inside joke than anything else? Did the movie have anything to do with space travel?
     
  23. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    In terms of the cost of locating and establishing a suitable replacement, I suspect the actual value of the earth itself is almost certainly a great deal more than $60 trillion dollars.
     

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