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#1 chenGOD

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 12:37 AM

So apparently, the RIAA is good for one thing, and one thing only - and the proof is in the ledger books.
2008: $16 Million in lawyer fees - $391,000 in recovered "losses"
2007: $24.5 Million in lawyer/investigative fees - $515,929 recovered
2006: $23 Million in lawyer/investigative fees - $455,000 recovered

C'est encroyable, n'est ce pas?

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:24 AM

Awesome

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:35 AM

They're taking their MO from the War on Drugs.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 04:01 AM

those poor recording artists :(





i recently downloaded metallica's discography... then deleted it.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 04:19 AM

C'est incroyable, n'est ce pas?


That was bothering me, so I fixed it. RIAA is dumb.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 05:45 AM

those poor recording artists :(


This is the home of Lars Ulrich, the drummer for Metallica. Look. There's Lars now, sitting by his pool. This month he was hoping to have a gold-plated shark tank bar installed right next to the pool, but thanks to people downloading his music for free, he must now wait a few months before he can afford it.

Come. There's more. Here's Britney Spears' private jet. Notice anything? Britney used to have a Gulfstream IV. Now she's had to sell it and get a Gulfstream III because people like you chose to download her music for free. The Gulfstream III doesn't even have a remote control for its surround-sound DVD system. Still think downloading music for free is no big deal?

Now look in this window. Here you see the loving family of Master P. Next week is his son's birthday and, all he's ever wanted was an island in French Polynesia. I see an island without an owner. If things keep going the way they are, the child will not get his tropical paradise.

Man must learn to think of these horrible outcomes before he acts selfishly or else... I fear... recording artists will be forever doomed to a life of only semi-luxury.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 05:51 AM

those poor recording artists :(





i recently downloaded metallica's discography... then deleted it.


dude, I saved your signature because it's such a pro screen cap and then I saw you named it "idontgiveafok" and then laughed heartily all morning because the way the driver pronounces it near that part certainly is "Fok" much more so than "Fuck"

Between that and "Domino Bears"...I dunno, you've the makings of ProWATMMerTM

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 05:56 AM

But RE: RIAA, just another sign of "dinosaur ethics". Are you doing something WRONG? Well, you are going to a COURT OF LAW
*whispers to associate, "how much is this gonna cost">*
*associate: "totally prohibitive"*
DAMNS THE TORPEDOS, THE DOWNLOADERS ARE WRONG AND WE'RE GONNA GO WHERE WRONGY THINGS GET RIGHT AND THE ONLY PLACE THAT HAPPENS IS THE COURT!


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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:02 AM

what foolishness

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:06 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glUf4PQ-vuU


rofl

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:17 AM

this made me lol.

that project <red> thing that bono did a while back had a similar problem as i recall - cost about $200m to launch, and has only raised about $5m or something.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:28 AM

This is the home of Lars Ulrich, the drummer for Metallica. Look. There's Lars now, sitting by his pool. This month he was hoping to have a gold-plated shark tank bar installed right next to the pool, but thanks to people downloading his music for free, he must now wait a few months before he can afford it.


What makes this really insidious is that while sure there are some rich pop stars..much more frequently musicians make almost nothing off their albums or even go into debt while the industry make millions.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 07:30 AM

this made my day. burn RIAA, burn.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 07:40 AM

lol

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 08:35 AM

Between that and "Domino Bears"...I dunno, you've the makings of ProWATMMerTM


dude. jimmy is around a looooong time.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:23 AM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glUf4PQ-vuU


rofl



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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:25 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... etc.



fucking hurry up and die already, burn in hell, you complete fucking cunts.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:39 PM

The whiff of desperation you get from an RIAA lawyer could kill a garden.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:45 PM

The whiff of desperation you get from an RIAA lawyer could kill a garden.


the lawyers are the only smart ones in this situation. they're charging 16 million dollars for less than $400K ROI... and getting way with it.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:47 PM


The whiff of desperation you get from an RIAA lawyer could kill a garden.


the lawyers are the only smart ones in this situation. they're charging 16 million dollars for less than $400K ROI... and getting way with it.


Good point. Let's say it's coming from one of the executives, then.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:06 PM

if you want to hear about RIAA-related goings-on from the horses mouth, so to speak, this is the man to follow: http://slashdot.org/...rkCountryLawyer
http://en.wikipedia....i/Ray_Beckerman

#22 chenGOD

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:14 PM

yeah the blog I linked to is NYCL's blog.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:38 PM

who pays for the lawyers?

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:41 PM

lol

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:47 PM

yeah the blog I linked to is NYCL's blog.


:blush: