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Old 2011-03-24, 14:41   Link #1
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LimeWire is being sued for $75,000,000,000,000

That's 75 trillion dollars.

What are your thoughts on this, citizens of AnimeSuki?
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Old 2011-03-24, 14:47   Link #2
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That's 75 trillion dollars.

What are your thoughts on this, citizens of AnimeSuki?
I'm willing to believe that there is less than 75 Trillion dollars in the world.

It's bloody madness.
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Old 2011-03-24, 14:50   Link #3
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That's 75 trillion dollars.

What are your thoughts on this, citizens of AnimeSuki?
I think that even Dr. Evil couldn't ask for that much money with a straight face.

I also think that he's much more sane than the music industry is...
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Old 2011-03-24, 14:56   Link #4
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I hope this shows the government that we really don't need laws like COICA and ACTA when the record companies are clearly so greedy they don't care about morality, only money.
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Old 2011-03-24, 15:00   Link #5
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I'm willing to believe that there is less than 75 Trillion dollars in the world.

It's bloody madness.
Well from the comments of the article

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To add more fun statistical context, the CIA World Factbook tells me that Planet Earth's entire money supply coincidentally equals (at the broadest estimate) $75.86 trillion.

So, the music industry is basically asking Limewire for all of Earth's money
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Old 2011-03-24, 15:01   Link #6
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Correct me if I'm wrong (and I might be, as I'm not American) but if a defendant in a legal suit like this one, in the US, is not able to pay the damages, doesn't it require the federal US government of the day to pay the damages to the plaintiff?

If so, just what exactly is the music industry trying to accomplish here? Bankrupting America?
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Old 2011-03-24, 15:06   Link #7
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Old 2011-03-24, 15:07   Link #8
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What is this I don't even.
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Old 2011-03-24, 15:14   Link #9
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Correct me if I'm wrong (and I might be, as I'm not American) but if a defendant in a legal suit like this one, in the US, is not able to pay the damages, doesn't it require the federal US government of the day to pay the damages to the plaintiff?

If so, just what exactly is the music industry trying to accomplish here? Bankrupting America?
I laughed so hardů
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Old 2011-03-24, 15:22   Link #10
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Really, people? 75 trillion dollars?

Kyon says: SMARTEN UP.
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Old 2011-03-24, 15:39   Link #11
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I dont know what to say............
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Old 2011-03-24, 15:39   Link #12
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$75 trillion? How the heck did they even come up with that number?

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So, the music industry is basically asking Limewire for all of Earth's money
Just goes to show how EXTREMELY insane these music execs. are... thinking how self-important they are.

Having been around "musicians" in high school band ... many many many years ago ... I am aware of inflated egos associated with those involved in music. I can only imagine how inflated they are at the executive level.

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Old 2011-03-24, 15:54   Link #13
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To add more fun statistical context, the CIA World Factbook tells me that Planet Earth's entire money supply coincidentally equals (at the broadest estimate) $75.86 trillion.

So, the music industry is basically asking Limewire for all of Earth's money





Makes me wanna go and pirate some more of their "Hard Earned Money"

If you LOOK at the (Multiple) Houses and Cars some of those artists have, I don't feel bad anymore
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Old 2011-03-24, 15:54   Link #14
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Old 2011-03-24, 16:04   Link #15
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Well to shine some light on US law. No, if the defendant cannot pay the sum, they simply bankrupt themselves. US government doesn't need to do anything in this case.

I will say though that this is absolutely... wtf.
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Old 2011-03-24, 16:05   Link #16
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Stupid music industry... what kind of price is this?
All I could think of that could cause this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTmXHvGZiSY
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Old 2011-03-24, 16:21   Link #17
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So.... who exactly chose that amount of money? I'm curious.
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Old 2011-03-24, 16:25   Link #18
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Copyright Law needs to be changed so that these... "media copyrights" have an expiration of less than 20-40 years - unless the original creator is still alive.

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And now, I LOL:

http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/c...t_from/c1lxcbe
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Old 2011-03-24, 16:32   Link #19
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Just because they asked for 75 trillion (obviously) doesn't mean they're going to get it. A jury can order the defendant to pay a penny if they're so inclined.
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Old 2011-03-24, 16:44   Link #20
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they have some dollar amount per song shared. either way, i'mma go steal a cd (as in walk into a store, and steal it) because its cheaper to deal with that problem than downloading one... bbl.
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