RIAA: LimeWire owes $75 trillion

The music industry thinks LimeWire should pay $75 trillion in damages for their copyright infringement claim. The judge in the case, Judge Kimba Wood, has called this request “absurd”.

The current US GDP is about 14 trillion, less than 1/5th the damages requested. In fact, the GDP of the entire world is somewhere between $59 and $62 trillion in US dollars. So the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) is, to quote Judge Wood, “suggesting an award that is more money that the entire music recording industry has made since Edison’s invention of the phonograph in 1877.”

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Glad you could drop by. My name is Stan Cording and I’m a composer and pianist.

I’ve finally posted some music again. The last time I had some music here it ended up all over the web.
I don’t want to make people register or give me their email, just prove they’re not a bot or a web crawler.

I found some nice functions (not the usual Captcha) that do that for posting comments, etc., but not for protecting pages or links. Looks like I’ll have to write it myself when I have time.

Meanwhile, I found another solution that ought to work for a while (I hope), so the music is back!