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Columbo

$675,000 Fine For Downloading 30 Songs

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I purchase albums that I like, but I always test the waters by downloading first.

http://www.grooveshark.com is a good alternative to illegal downloading.

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It looks like they are trying to make an example out of some people to scare others off in order to help the music industry. However this is clearly ludicrious and everyone knows it. Poor people who have their lives ruined because they end up as the examples. It just seems to corrupt that some penalties for serious crimes are so low and other penalties for stuff like this are huge. You wanna know why? It's always about money for the big corporations.

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Good luck ever getting that amount, dip****s.

There's an obvious PR campaign, it's: "Fear our ridiculous copyright nonsense or we'll financially screw you for life. Oh, and don't look to the government to save you, they work for us."

This is all part of their greater scheme of changing people's mindset about copyright ever since the **AA's couldn't extensively control their medium of distribution convincing people copying VHS, cassette tapes, and CDs were wrong. Instead, change of plan.. for the better of two decades now they spent money marketing the guilt trip (commercials, during film previews, etc.), and bought favourable legislation, resulting in what you see today. Some of us saw it coming.

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Download and share 30 songs = $675,000

Slam a guy's head into the glass during the playoffs = $2,500

Seems about right. :frantic:

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if you want more people to buy your music, especially online, then come up with a reasonable way to do it. make it a secure endorsed site that I can trust, and not have it an exclusive download (aka Apple's monopoly: download off iTunes, gotta have an iPod/iPhone/iPad/iCloud/etc. in order to listen to it) or DRM controlled.

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30 songs? There are people who share thousands of downloaded songs on the internet. That would be quite a hefty price to pay.

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Paging Anonymous...

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Boycott Courts!

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:lol: Priorities in our society :picard:

Very possible that this is the worst comparison on CDC in the last 10 years.

Congrats.

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Very possible that this is the worst comparison on CDC in the last 10 years.

Congrats.

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You maroons, read the name backwards.

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Well, maybe people should purchase instead of stealing.

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Sorry, let me re-phrase it.

People should probably just purchase their items, then.

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