October 2nd, 2004, 05:16 PM
RIAA is at it again
They are at it again.
RIAA Sues Another 762 Over File Sharing
Total number of suits filed by the music industry since 2003 exceeds 5500.
Thirty-two people at 26 U.S. universities who allegedly used their university networks to distribute music files on P-to-P networks were among defendants in the new lawsuits filed Thursday. However, the defendants are unnamed. The RIAA filed 744 such lawsuits in late August.
The lawsuits against university network users are intended to drive home the message to students that unauthorized downloading has consequences, according to RIAA President Cary Sherman in a statement. "We want music fans to enjoy music online, but in a fashion that compensates everyone who worked to create that music," Sherman says.
Among the universities involved in the latest round of lawsuits are Colgate University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Kent State University, Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, Stanford University, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Louisville.
\"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!\"
October 2nd, 2004, 05:22 PM
And the best part is: The average case is settled for $5,000 by the defendants according to the AP (that's Associated Press, not AntiPoints).
(5,500 total lawsuits) * ($5,000 average settlement) = $27,500,000
Sounds like their execs must be following some of the same business strategies being utilized by SCO Group.
October 2nd, 2004, 06:49 PM
Well that leaves you out, you lazy greedy bastard. Prolly
"We want music fans to enjoy music online, but in a fashion that compensates everyone who worked to create that music," Sherman says.
never done an honest day's work in yer life!
I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.