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Dec 23rd 2006

The Absurdity of Copyright Law

If nothing else demostrates the nonsensical nature of U.S. copyright law, then this surely does:

The RIAA is suing the website AllofMP3.com on behalf of EMI, Sony BMG, Universal Music, and Warner Music in the amount of $150,000 for each of the 11 million songs that were downloaded from June to October of 2006. That comes to a lawsuit totaling $1.65 trillion!

Yes. $1.65 trillion.

Considering that the GDP of Russia is $1.584 trillion, I am waiting to see how this turns out.

3 Responses to “The Absurdity of Copyright Law”

  1. William

    I think this thing to wizardly.

    Music is a spiritual food for our world.

    William

  2. William

    I also wonder why.

    William

  3. William, are you Griffindor or HufflePuff?