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Limewire gets sued for 75 trillion

Last posted Jul 31, 2012 at 02:13AM EDT. Added Jul 29, 2012 at 03:34AM EDT
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75 Trillion?

Jul 29, 2012 at 06:23AM EDT

Now they are just drama queening.

The RIAA reminds me of a spoiled toddler trying to control his parents by screaming, kicking and holding his breath.

The parents being the internet

Jul 29, 2012 at 07:29AM EDT
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Just in case that isn’t computing for many of you, like it didn’t for me for a second, know that the massive debt that the United States has is probably around 3 or 4 trillion US dollars. I’ll feign complete and utter ignorance, and I will say that it could be around 10 trillion by now.

This would be 7.5 times more than that. From one website.


I do not approve of pirating, by no means, but how can you lose more potential profit than the most debt the US has had in its history?
 
$75,000,000,000,000.00
 
I still don’t know if I even get that number. It’s a ridiculous number as is. Have we ever actually used that number in a practical sense before?

Jul 29, 2012 at 11:11AM EDT

We will sue them for…

Seventy-five trillion dollars!

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Jul 29, 2012 at 11:15AM EDT

Not a single person on this Earth owns anywhere near 75 Trillion Dollars… why?

Jul 29, 2012 at 12:13PM EDT
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In actually reading the article, it seems as if Limewire might be sued for several billion dollars though. They got the 75 trillion figure from each instance of a song being downloaded. What the judge may rule on is if they can sue for each song they distributed.

Jul 29, 2012 at 12:49PM EDT

Back Later wrote:

We will sue them for…

Seventy-five trillion dollars!

Why make trillions, when we can make…
billions?

On the topic I remember the one time that they sued the Pirate Bay. It did provide some good insight into their monetary practices. I’ll let Cracked explain for me.

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Jul 29, 2012 at 02:11PM EDT
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量子 Meme wrote:

Not a single person on this Earth owns anywhere near 75 Trillion Dollars… why?

There is only 69 trillion dollars in the world.

Jul 29, 2012 at 03:54PM EDT
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Katie C. wrote:

There is only 69 trillion dollars in the world.

Exactly

I’ve just realized that I worded my point wrongly, suggesting that I didn’t know why no one owns 75 trillion.

Jul 29, 2012 at 04:02PM EDT
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I think this accurately sums up everyone reaction:

Jul 29, 2012 at 04:15PM EDT

Wait, what? Limewire is still around?

This is news to me.

ANYWAYS

They better hope they win that case…

That’s instant bankruptcy for Microsoft.

You can imagine what it’d do to Limewire.

Last edited Jul 29, 2012 at 04:56PM EDT
Jul 29, 2012 at 04:55PM EDT

I get the impression from many of the comments in this thread that few of you read the article, since a lot of questions and ideas being discussed here are already addressed. It’s only four paragraphs, folks, and very interesting ones at that. My favorite part?

The defendants seriously-but-humorously note that the “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.”

Jul 29, 2012 at 05:52PM EDT
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It was from the 23rd of March of LAST YEAR.

Well that explains why Limewire is mentioned

Katie C, we trust by faith that you bring us modern news. You failed us Katie C! SHAMEFUR DISPRAY! COMMIT SUDOKU!

Jul 29, 2012 at 10:58PM EDT
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

It was from the 23rd of March of LAST YEAR.

Well that explains why Limewire is mentioned

Katie C, we trust by faith that you bring us modern news. You failed us Katie C! SHAMEFUR DISPRAY! COMMIT SUDOKU!

/sudoku commited

Jul 30, 2012 at 10:44AM EDT

Oh, never mind, it’s an old article, though I still have to question the RIAA. Honestly, they’re idiots, plain and simple.

Last edited Jul 31, 2012 at 12:47AM EDT
Jul 31, 2012 at 12:46AM EDT
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by James Plafke | 5:48 pm, March 23rd, 2011
March 23rd, 2011
2011

Also, LimeWire already died in 2010.

Last edited Jul 31, 2012 at 01:31AM EDT
Jul 31, 2012 at 01:29AM EDT
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@Zipperbars:
Whoa, buddy! Put that thing behind a spoiler tag next time. Gore is against the rules…

Jul 31, 2012 at 01:30AM EDT
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I doubt they will actually get sued

They did. Just not for 75 Trillion. (Or 72 Trillion, depending on which rumor you listen to)

I remember what happened last year now. It was a lawsuit for something along the lines of $105 million, not trillions. The RIAA actually did win that case and Limewire, as you know it today, is no more.

I found this to confirm my memory.

The funny thing is, the RIAA is always so extremist that it was not difficult at all to believe they would ask for more money than what exists on the planet. That says more about the RIAA than it does about us for believing the rumor so easily

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Jul 31, 2012 at 01:57AM EDT
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

@Starfish

*therewewentagain.gif

*was successfully

Point is, people are constantly suing all these P2P services for piracy, even though it wasn’t the administration that put up the illegal content. It’s like if I uploaded illegal content to my website, and then someone sues Bluehost for it.

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Jul 31, 2012 at 02:13AM EDT
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