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“You could be liable for $150k in penalties—settle instead for $20 per song”


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:03 PM

 

Call them "RIAA-lite."

Six years after the US recording industry stopped seeking money from file-sharers, a new company is now preparing technology that could flood the Internet with "hundreds of millions of notices" to alleged copyright infringers.

Rightscorp, the company behind the campaign, already sends out thousands of notices to users, while making big promises to investors—and not-so-subtle threats to Internet Service Providers. The company's whole strategy is based on telling ISPs that they're likely to face a high-stakes copyright lawsuit if they don't forward the notices that Rightscorp creates.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/meet-rightscorp-the-internets-new-for-profit-copyright-cop/

 

 


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:28 PM

Not that I'm for piracy in the least, but this very company tried another trick....and lost. The link to it was in the provided article above.

 

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/05/copyright-troll-righthaven-finally-completely-dead/

 

How long can they run in the red in this investment? Revenue of $324,016 with $2.1 million in expenses last year. All in the original article. No business can survive like this, the IRS could consider it to be a hobby rather than a business after 3 to 5 years (all years running at a loss) & at that point couldn't write them off, as hobbyists loses any tax advantages. Business bites the dust.

 

They better start turning a profit fast.

 

While I realize that certain ways of obtaining music/movies/software are likely illegal, torrents in particular, what about social sites such as MySpace where anyone can visit & listen to full length songs w/out registering? Really, there's no need to steal music, it's freely available (unless these outfits are also improperly providing songs).

 

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:34 PM

 

MySpace where anyone can visit & listen to full length songs w/out registering?

 

And Youtube.  I have been looking for Sharps Rifles, (youtube.com/watch?v=4ECvF86vl9I)  And found it on Youtube, Why buy it?


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:42 PM

Yes, I don't understand the reasoning or need to steal music. Too many places to listen to it legit. VLC is another option, a highly popular app included in many Linux OS's, can also be installed on Windows.

 

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