Sunday, November 12, 2006

RIAA: Screwing YOU since 1952

So have you ever heard about those grossly excessive fines people receive if they are caught downloading music?

Good news! The Recording Industry of America (RIAA) was recently questioned in court about how constitutional their absurd $750/song-uploaded fines were.

$750.00 per song? Last time I checked, songs on iTunes are under a dollar.

Earlier this year, Marie Lindor was being sued in court by Universal Music Group (UMG) for illegal file sharing. As part of her defense, Lindor is calling to question the excessiveness of RIAA's fines ($750-per-song). Lindor also provided a scholarly paper and other evidence that supports the claim of over-excessive fines by RIAA. Even though the RIAA objected, the Court refuted, claiming Lindor had provided substantial evidence to support her position, and the RIAA, well, didn't.

So what does this mean?

  • The RIAA finally has to justify their obscene charges
  • They will have to present and clarify their fuzzy math
  • They may finally be held accountable...for once

So what does this mean for you?

In the past, it seems that the RIAA unfairly targets young people. Especially college kids. They know you're sitting in your dorm room downloading songs on Limewire and they're ready to nab you with a $750 fine for every song illegally downloaded.

Why? Because we don't have any money to fight back. If a student gets caught, they offer the student the chance to quickly settle outside of court for a few thousand dollars without ever having to prove that they were really illegally downloading. If Marie Lindor wins her case against UMG, this not only means that the RIAA will have to lower their fines, but it will bruise that big ego of theirs.

At the end of the day, the fact is that the people who accuse us for stealing are charging those who illegally download $750 for something that only costs $1.

Who's really stealing here, huh?


At 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's something for a flipside:

In the past, it seems that the RIAA unfairly targets young people. Especially college kids.

Is it really RIAA unfairly targeting college students in particular, or is it because it so happens that college students make up the largest population of downloaders? Furthermore, does being a college student have anything to do with illegal downloading? No matter who does it, isn't it just as illegal?


At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just don't understand how people are being caught (but I don't know that much about it anyway). And isn't it only the file sharer's, not the people they're sharing to?

At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree that they are being very unfair and charging way too much.

At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree that they are being very unfair and charging way too much.

At 3:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

insider somewhere, might be a hoax to scare off p2p users

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