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Judge cuts $675,000 penalty in song-sharing case to $67,500 - USATODAY.com If you want to read the whole article go for it, if not here's the short version. A student...
07-11-2010, 12:32 PM #1
I'd owe $89,910,000...How much would you owe?
Judge cuts $675,000 penalty in song-sharing case to $67,500 - USATODAY.com
If you want to read the whole article go for it, if not here's the short version.
A student at Boston College was sued by the music industry to the tune (pun intended) of $675,000 for sharing/downloading a WHOPPING....wait for it....wait for it.....30 SONGS! This would equate to $22,500.00 per song. The decision was later reduced to $67,500, reducing the fine to $2,250.00 per song.
Well, I'm not gonna give you the "Who, what, when, where, and why(and sometimes how)" I have gotten my music (due to forum rules) or if it was legal or not, but lets just say that my tab would amount to $89,910,000.00 before the $/song reduction and $8,991,000.00 after the reduction for $/song....
Legal Disclaimer; By no way am I condoning piracy or admitting innocence/guilt to participating in any such acts in the past or currently because "I plead da FIF!! Not 1, 2 ,3, 4, But FIFFFFFF!!!!!".... Just thought it would make for a good thread.
In closing, K.Nitsua said it best; "Piracy is like masturbation, we all CAN do it, but don't want to talk about it."
Last edited by Wilbourn; 07-11-2010 at 12:37 PM.You see that "Thanks!" button? It likes it when you click it!
07-11-2010, 01:00 PM #2
WTF? How did they figure out he had pirated?
07-11-2010, 01:03 PM #3
does this include movies too? if so i probably owe about $2mBeing an i can be a lot of pressure. you have to live right up to the small point.
07-11-2010, 01:30 PM #4
@sean, I would imagine movies would cost a bit more than a song but I don't think any movies were included in that guys fines.You see that "Thanks!" button? It likes it when you click it!
07-11-2010, 02:06 PM #5
ZOMFG! my sig got qouted in a post! no wai!!! lol
lol but yea, thats pretty crazy
07-11-2010, 02:42 PM #6