The RIAA wants $75 trillion in damages from LimeWire

Nice try Bill, responded the Judge. More specifically, Manhattan federal district court judge Kimba Wood called the request “absurd.” She continued,  “as defendants note, plaintiffs are suggesting an award that is ‘more money than the entire music recording industry has made since Edison’s invention of the phonograph in 1877.'” Why does the RIAA insist on making such absurd claims? Why does the RIAA waste its money on taking pre-teens to court that downloaded one song? You’d think that from all the money that they’ve wasted and made in court cases they would have used it to come up with a digital distribution system that is both fair and healthy for the music industry? Yes, LimeWire has to pay some damages as the RIAA won the case against it but look at the music industry online? The monopoly lies with iTunes and Amazon is just now starting to gain speed. It took over 10 years to get to this point since the whole Napster business started. Instead of identifying the opportunity that Napster opened it took the crybaby bitch route which is why its claims of the music industry dying are probably true: because the RIAA didn’t do anything about it. Instead, it sat on its ass and let others do the work for them. Bravo RIAA, you’re the complete antithesis of “there is no such thing as bad publicity.”

Source: Law

5 thoughts on “The RIAA wants $75 trillion in damages from LimeWire”

    1. Seriously the RIAA is going to claim, with a straight face, that limewire caused the recording industry a trillion dollars more than the entire world GDP combined (GWP) for 2010. This is priceless.

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