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Old 06-19-2009, 07:09 AM   #1
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Another court shoves its head firmly up its crevasse. We wonder why our courts have lost the respect of our people; It's idiotic findings like this.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/06/18/...ine/index.html
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:14 AM   #2
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here is the trick.............if you download illegal music, and you get busted.........go buy the Cd's........pay cash so they can't track when you bought them..............its totally legal to have the mp3s if you own the cd's
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:18 AM   #3
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What a joke, those jurors are idiots. Wonder if they've ever done that themselves.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:23 AM   #4
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So is file sharing illegal as well?
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here is the trick.............if you download illegal music, and you get busted.........go buy the Cd's........pay cash so they can't track when you bought them..............its totally legal to have the mp3s if you own the cd's
i know alot of people with over 50gb of mp3, thats alot of cds
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:54 AM   #6
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Unreal. I'd snicker and tell them in open court they can collect from my cold dead hand.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:02 AM   #7
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$80,000 a song? Jebus save us!
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:06 AM   #8
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They're just trying to set a stupid president. How an entire jury agreed to this is beyond me. Maybe it's completely made up of 70-80 year old people or people who've never been near a computer before? They should just fine her about 4x what the songs were... just say an even $100 and she's on her way.
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i know alot of people with over 50gb of mp3, thats alot of cds
If this lady was fined 1.9 million for 24 songs I can only imagine what the fines would be for 50 GB.

24 songs ~ 100 MB = 1.9 million fine

50 GB = ~ 15000 songs = ~ 1.1 billion fine
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I'm unclear on this whole deal. First, how do they nail you? If, for example, you go to a foreign site, download a song or album, and put it on your Ipod but do not share it, is this illegal? Is it traceable? Many of the foreign sites say they do pay royalties to Russian copyright firms but I haven't seen evidence of this.

It sounds like they nailed her for putting up songs to exchange with others after she downloaded them, is this correct?
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This won't hold up.
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That's just an excessive abuse of power. $1.9 million for 24 songs? Wow.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:14 AM   #13
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If only she knew about peerguardian. The only way they catch you is if you download something from one of their traps or they download it from you. There are IP blockers that prevent you from ever connecting to known online file sharing traps.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:15 AM   #14
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That's just an excessive abuse of power. $1.9 million for 24 songs? Wow.

well, it ain't nothing if not punitive.

the article said that the jurors apparently didn't like her much.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:15 AM   #15
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Don't download songs just share with your friends and you will have all the music you need in no time.
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here is the trick.............if you download illegal music, and you get busted.........go buy the Cd's........pay cash so they can't track when you bought them..............its totally legal to have the mp3s if you own the cd's
She's in trouble for making said MP3 available to 1000's of people. You don't understand the issue quite correctly.

No one is getting busted for making a few mp3 or even downloading a song.
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The RIAA's out of control...™
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It will probably get changed by the trial judge I heard.

Don't blame the judge blame the RIAA and the jury.
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Nexicon (nxco) - is actually the company that tracks down people who illegally pirate music. I am a proud owner of their stock...so I am very happy with this ruling!
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Nexicon (nxco) - is actually the company that tracks down people who illegally pirate music. I am a proud owner of their stock...so I am very happy with this ruling!
You SOB!
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it's important that artists get to maintain copywrite on their work.

How would you people like it if you got your work used for free?
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Nexicon (nxco) - is actually the company that tracks down people who illegally pirate music. I am a proud owner of their stock...so I am very happy with this ruling!
Don't be surprised when it comes out that most if not all the jurors also own this stock.
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I felt bad for her until I read this:

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Thomas-Rasset downloaded work by artists such as No Doubt, Linkin Park, Gloria Estefan and Sheryl Crow.
She should be fined 50 million dollars for her taste in music.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:36 AM   #24
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They're just trying to set a stupid president.
Um, no. They did that in 2000.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:49 AM   #25
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it's important that artists get to maintain copywrite on their work.

How would you people like it if you got your work used for free?
I agree. And a $1000 fine would have been appropriate.
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