For all you folks who have "Offsite Backups" of your music

24 songs for $222,000.00

Time to get legal


Verileah 16 years ago
Probably better to get legal -before- you get's not like everyone doesn't know there's a crackdown.
Sergon 16 years ago
Oh and Im happy I never used any of the file sharing progs.

It also bring up the conundrum of what is illegal. Is it illegal to download or is it illegal to download and then use?

ROzbeans 16 years ago
People who use kazaa are asking to get caught. I know someone who got busted downloading borderline kid porn (of course it's kiddie porn no matter how you slice it) from kazaa. E felony, might do jail time and has to register as a sexual offender for the rest of their life. Kazaa is watched CLOSELY. Who'd download shit from there anyway? It's like having sex with a prostitute without a condom and the chances are 99% that she does have some STD.

The lesson here? DON'T SHARE, BE GREEDY!
Nards 16 years ago
The sky is falling.
Vex 16 years ago
maybe im on crack

but isnt the definition of "copyright infringement" that you claim something as yours that really isn't?

I somehow doubt this lady is claiming she wrote these songs.

now, calling her a thief, sure. but infringing on copyrights seems completely wrong, considering what that means in the art world.

what a crock of shit anyways, thats why i listen to myspace pages of artists, and download the occasional Itune if i dont want the rest of the CD.

its a total crock of shit they can charge someone a fine so large, the average american citizen doesn't even make that much in 5 years.
Jinheim 16 years ago
That amount is absurd. $10k per song? At that rate, if the RIAA got a hold of my harddrive I'd owe them half a billion dollars.
Runyan 16 years ago
She's dumb for not taking the option to settle for a couple thousands of dollars.
Her fault imo.
Kazaa sucks too
Temprah 16 years ago
They wanted a poster child to make an example of and some dumb computer illiterate jury of straight laced morons bought right into it. Music sharing, file swapping.. give me a freaking break people. Why don't we focus on real actual CRIMES? Oh yeah, the companies who our government is busy whoring itself out to for contributions don't pay for THAT.

This is the stupidest thing, ever. If *I* had been on that jury...... I'd hold out for them to be paying HER legal fees. Greedy corporate sonsabitches.