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  1. Join Date
    Jul 2007
    [SIZE=2]This happened in the US. Dito kaya sa Pinas, ewan ko lang kung mangyayari ito! Eh kotse nga napa pirate sa china...

    24 illegal song downloads cost US woman 220,000 dollars

    Oct 4 07:30 PM US/Eastern

    In the first US trial to challenge the illegal downloading of music on the Internet, a single mother from Minnesota was ordered Thursday to pay 220,000 dollars for sharing 24 songs online.
    Jammie Thomas, 30, was the first among more than 26,000 people sued by the world's most powerful recording companies to refuse a settlement after being slapped with a lawsuit by the Recording Industry of America and six major music labels.

    She turned down an offer to pay a few thousands dollars in fines and instead took the case to court.

    Unlike some who insist on the right to share files over the Internet, Thomas says she was wrongfully targeted by SafeNet, a contractor employed by the recording industry to patrol the Internet for copyrighted material.

    Her lawyer said earlier this week that she had racked up some 60,000 dollars in legal fees because she refused to be bullied.

    And while Thomas insisted on the courthouse steps that she had never downloaded or uploaded music, her lawyer tried to convince jurors there was no way to prove who had uploaded songs on the Kazaa file sharing network.

    A jury took just five hours to decide that evidence provided by the music labels showed otherwise and found Thomas guilty of copyright infringement, court records showed.

    Thomas, an employee of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, an Indian tribe, was ordered to pay a 9,250-dollar fine for each of 24 shared songs cited in the case, including Godsmack's "Spiral," Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills" and Sara McLachlan's "Building a Mystery."

    It could have been a lot worse.

    The fine could have reached 150,000 dollars a song if the jury had found "willful" copyright infringement.

    Had the record companies sued her for all 1,702 songs found in the online folder the fine could have run in the millions.

    oopps sorry may thread na pala nito. paki delete na lang!

  2. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    dito nga sa Singapore, may pinabayad ng S$10,000 for downloading mp3s online... sayang tuloy 12mbps kong connection. pang youtube and download ng freeware lang.

  3. Join Date
    Jan 2006
    I was just reading an article after I saw this news on cnn news bar...

    Imagine 24 songs lang? eh di na ata mabilang yung na download natin ah...

  4. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    nakaw...panu kaya kung may fine for downloading pr0n??!

    meron dito macoconfiscate yung fish store at mitsu outlander niya para lang mabayaran ang multa :evillaugh

  5. Join Date
    Oct 2004
    down with teh riaa


    edit it will be appealed

  6. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Quote Originally Posted by GasJunkie View Post
    down with teh riaa


    edit it will be appealed
    heps...eto pa isa

    your honor, the fines in this case may approach the level of the Canadian GDP :bwahaha:

  7. Join Date
    Sep 2006
    libo ang bilang ng mga mp3's sa mga pc's dito sa ofis...lahat downloaded from internet....
    kung bawal magdownload dapat hulihin din nila yun mga nag-a-upload...

  8. Join Date
    Jul 2007
    hehe songs lang yan, alam ko maski photocopy pag galing ka pinas pwde pa pagdating ng US huli ka na...

  9. Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Everyone owns the internet...

  10. Join Date
    Dec 2003
    .......:confused:......:angel3: :innocent:

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