How much would you owe the RIAA? *article*

Posted by: Rapture

How much would you owe the RIAA? *article* - 04/06/03 08:22 PM

I'm not sure if this article has b een posted yet

Quote:


Lawsuits against four college students accused of trading copyrighted songs are the biggest punch yet by the recording industry against its core audience, and has experts worried that the next step will be suing the colleges themselves.

The damages sought by the suits are astronomical: $150,000 per song, the maximum allowed by law. Multiply that by the 652,000 or so songs the RIAA alleges student Joseph Nievelt offered to other Michigan Tech students on his service, and the scope of the suit is clear.
Full article

So how much would you owe?

$150,000 x how many songs you have?

I'de owe $432,900,000
Posted by: Infinite

Re: How much would you owe the RIAA? *article* - 04/06/03 08:29 PM

You got me beat.

Moved to news.
Posted by: Digital Geek

Re: How much would you owe the RIAA? *article* - 04/06/03 10:00 PM

$ 476.550.000
Posted by: jonconley

Re: How much would you owe the RIAA? *article* - 04/07/03 03:10 AM

I owe over 600 million. Fuck the RIAA
Posted by: sinetific

Re: How much would you owe the RIAA? *article* - 04/07/03 08:47 AM

good thing its just the RIAA and not the MPAA and software companies too.
Posted by: SilentRage

Re: How much would you owe the RIAA? *article* - 04/07/03 01:25 PM

The RIAA owes me 5 dolla
Posted by: Cold Sunn

Re: How much would you owe the RIAA? *article* - 04/07/03 09:35 PM

haha SR. I don't know about you guys, but I really do pay for cds if I think they are good. There are alot of songs I have on my computer or an mp3 cd that are only on cds that are shitty over all and not worth buying, or aren't good enough to own though. I don't know how much I "owe" the RIAA but I know some of the music I "stole" isn't a part of any major corporation, so yes, "Fuck the RIAA"
Posted by: SephiroX

Re: How much would you owe the RIAA? *article* - 04/12/03 09:12 PM

About $1,500,000,000
man that would suck, lol
Posted by: cortana

Re: How much would you owe the RIAA? *article* - 05/07/03 03:20 AM

I'de owe em' $233,850,000 - I dont got so much mp3
Posted by: jonconley

Re: How much would you owe the RIAA? *article* - 05/07/03 08:58 PM

I was thinking after reading about iTunes. I have no problem buying music but
1] I prefer reasonably priced CDs from good labels. A CD should be 14$ TOPS. Generally the better bands and prices are on smaller labels, and BOTH need the money
2] I won't buy any music from the companies that are endorsing the RIAA, their abuse of the media, fraudalent claims, and development of malicious technology
3] iTunes is a fucking great idea. Some great artists and good prices. Too bad the RIAA still benefits from it.
Posted by: §intå×

Re: How much would you owe the RIAA? *article* - 05/11/03 07:28 AM

http://news.com.com/2100-1027_3-999332.html


Campus file swappers to pay RIAA


By John Borland
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
May 1, 2003, 1:47 PM PT


Four university students on Thursday agreed to pay thousands of dollars each to settle online music piracy charges, ending the record industry's most aggressive thrust yet against individual file swappers.

The follow up on the four students
Posted by: ninjaneo

Re: How much would you owe the RIAA? *article* - 05/11/03 09:15 PM

hrm... Well lets see... My Stepbrother has enough mp3's to play for 79hours 32minutes and 17 seconds lest I checked... divied that by an average 3:14 (194 seconds) track time...

[79(60*60)+32(60)+17]/194 =
[284400 + 1920 + 17] /194 = 286337 / 194 = 1476

So... He wouold owe the RIAA $221,400,000
Posted by: hKzKnight

Re: How much would you owe the RIAA? *article* - 05/11/03 10:42 PM

Hmm I don't even want to spend the time doing the math but 2.5 gigs of mp3s (estimate) would make me a very very broke man.