Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

What do you think about the Minn. mom

found liable for sharing copyright-protected music on the Internet? It was a $1.9 million verdict.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_tec_music_downloading

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:17 PM on Jun. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

This question is closed.
Answers (13)
  • Yeah.. boo hoo hoo for the poor music producers and their cash cows (aka the music "stars"). They only make 200 million dollars for the one album they sold to the public, instead of the 201 million dollars they COULD have made if we damn patch-eyed villans weren't stealing from them.
    Oh give me a break!
    brandyj

    Answer by brandyj at 5:48 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • I think it's pretty goddamn ridiculous. That judge should be fired.
    SarahColbert

    Answer by SarahColbert at 4:28 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Hmm, the article gives very little details. If she violated TOS, then I suppose she should have seen this coming. It looks like they are just trying to make an example out of her though. Without more details I won't give an opinion.
    Off to run some errands, so I won't be able to search for more until later, OP. Hope you get some good response.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • 1.9 millions seems a little excessive.
    Dylansmom32509

    Answer by Dylansmom32509 at 4:56 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Most judgments are excessive. Unless you happen to be an injure worker and then you're just screwed.

    The judge should have made it a realistic reward. Just where is she going to get that much money? Rob a bank?
    QuillingDiva

    Answer by QuillingDiva at 4:59 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • I think she was used to set an example. There is no way in hell they will get the money out of her. But I do remember that before they were willing to settle with her for $3-5k. But I seriously doubt she will ever pay either way. Now, I must go delete the music I just downloaded..
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 5:43 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • i'm with brandyj on this one
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 5:54 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • They can fine everyone who gets music online a million a piece, still won't change that people aren't buying albums because 90% of what's on an album is crap.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:13 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • I'm with brandyj!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:47 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • i think its sad.The woman's kids were downloading music i think.You cant be held responsible for EVERY SINGLE bratty thing your kids do.Everyone knows she's not gonna pay it.Hell she cant pay it its just stupid
    babysyoungmom1

    Answer by babysyoungmom1 at 6:47 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN