Friday, June 19, 2009

The RIAA Continues to Woo the Music-Loving Public

Gonna be awhile before Jammie Thomas-Rasset can afford to actually pay for music she'd like to hear, as she now owes the RIAA nearly $2 Million for illegally downloading 24 songs on Kazaa.
Uh, I am a musician and have a record label, so yeah there are people out there stealing from me all the time, but i don't think this is the way to remedy that situation.

8 Comments:

Blogger Ben said...

$80K per song?!? Give me a $%*&# break. I'd love to know how they calculated that figure. As someone who doesn't even know what kaaza is and is fine with paying 12 bucks for a record or a buck for a song, this still really bothers me. I'd also love to know what they end up settling for just to make an example of this person. Probably more like 8 bucks/song.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

And of course 100% of that $2 million fine will go directly to the 24 artists whose work was stolen, right? RIGHT?

8:38 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

The lady is on public assistance, guys. It's even worse than you imagined.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

The lady is on public assistance, guys. This story is even more ludicrous than you thought.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Hugely said...

if shes on welfare then she should have to work it off in debtors prison, now if she is a bankster she deserves some kind of federal bailout no doubt...

11:30 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

Where I live, I've seen houses sell for $11,000 recently. So apparently pirating one song is just as bad as burning down 8 homes...

10:47 AM  
Blogger Mac said...

those houses are so cheap because some people are just downloading houses for free.

1:52 PM  
Blogger baconfat said...

not to get all pedantic mac, but she actually got busted for making the 24 songs "available" on kazaa - in other words, for allowing others to download the songs from her, not for downloading them herself.

it's also rumored (not confirmed) that she actually owned the cds that the songs came from, which makes it even sillier.

3:41 PM  

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