May 24, 2012

Limewire is sued for more than the wealth of the world

The RIAA is trying to sue once relevant and often used to pirate music Limewire.
The problem is they're asking $72,000,000,000. Yes, that is $72 trillion, which is 20% more than the combined wealth of the entire world which is $60 trillion!

The judge in the case dismissed the figure, and said the music industry is only entitled to sue LimeWire per song, rather than for every individual download.
This could still be substantial sum of money. At the proposed figure of $150,000 per song, LimeWire could be forced to pay a $1.65 billion fine.

This has surely wetted Lars' appetite, since he recently announced that Metallica (unlike most of their fans) cannot afford to take a few years off and must continue touring to make ends meet.

With services such as Spotify, Rdio or Pandora, does anyone still pirate music?
In Canada of course you don't have much of a choice. It's either buying music at Walmart or a ripping off a parking lot of cars at an Iron Maiden concert, but elsewhere in the world, why would you steel music when you can get it for so cheap. Legally.


Anonymous said...

Actually it was Kirk who said it. Still funny.

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