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RIAA sues LimeWire for more money than exists

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jota1

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They dont want 17 trillion its all about scare tactics and manipulation. They may find an idiot judge and a few stupid jurors that might just go along with this.

You never know in America
 

Axiom

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Is this real? I can't find anything about it on any respectable news sources. Just saying lol it's so crazy. Early april fools joke??
 

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They dont want 17 trillion its all about scare tactics and manipulation. They may find an idiot judge and a few stupid jurors that might just go along with this.

You never know in America
Calling it ‘absurd’, [the judge] wrote “If plaintiffs were able to pursue a statutory damage theory predicated on the number of direct infringers per work, defendants’ damages could reach into the trillions,” she wrote. “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.’”

Limewire’s lawyers responded by saying “We were pleased that the judge followed both the law and the logic in reaching the conclusion that she did.” Joseph Baio of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, representing the company further opined, “As the judge said in her opinion, when the copyright law was initiated, legislatures couldn’t possibly conceive of what the world would become with the internet. As such, you couldn’t use legislative history. Instead, the overarching issue is reasonableness in order to avoid absurd and possibly unconstitutional outcome.”
So no.

And yes it was a real attempt, not an April Fool's joke: http://www.law.com/jsp/cc/PubArticl...in_Damages_Absurd_in_Lime_Wire_Copyright_Case
 
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