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invisiblewindow



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futuristxen wrote:
Am I wrong, or would she not have been better off just robbing a record store?


yeah...no joke.
fucking ridiculous amount.

the RIAA is trying to frighten the world of music downloaders.
Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:07 am
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Stumbleweed



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This shit is so crazy to me. Ruin someone's livelihood/credit/life over 24 song downloads.

"No Doubt, Linkin Park, Gloria Estefan and Sheryl Crow"

Jesus, that's even worse...


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Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:11 am
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redball



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Laws are also written by lawyers.

I don't think that bankruptcy works quite the way some of you imagine. If she loses the appeal and this judgment is upheld (even in reduced form) Jammie will be financially ruined.
Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:12 am
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note1



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Isn't the point of these type lawsuits to frighten people from downloading? Im guessing the idea of bankrupting this woman isn't the goal...but if a few other women hear about this and decide to shell out .99cents on itunes instead of using limewire it's worth it....right? At least from the record companies view.

I'd bet this type of stuff is more effective than those pleas to not download movies because your stealling money from the key grip...or that stealing cable is wrong because of the 10 commandments.
Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:16 am
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mattrego



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Say if everything is upheld and the woman owed the money, could she just file for bankruptcy and eliminate the debt?
Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:20 am
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neveragainlikesheep



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the mean wrote:
neveragainlikesheep wrote:
The 8th Amendment applies to all court rulings, not just criminal cases.

Don't make stuff up.


Ah. I meant the 14th Amendment. Mah bad.


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Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:27 am
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redball



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mattrego wrote:
Say if everything is upheld and the woman owed the money, could she just file for bankruptcy and eliminate the debt?


Maybe. In the process most of her assets would be up for grabs. IANAL, but I know that you shouldn't buy this corporate pundit version of how rosy and perfect bankruptcy is. You're not going to run up debt or have a judgment against you and just throw up your hands and say, "well, I declare bankruptcy nyah nyah nyah" without some serious financial consequences.
Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:33 am
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cakes



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if he didn't know how to read, how would he type or get his JD? just sayin...
Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:34 am
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the mean
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cakes wrote:
if he didn't know how to read, how would he type or get his JD? just sayin...

I assume this refers to the edited post that I never had the pleasure of seeing.

Bankruptcy is complex, and filing may or may not be a wise decision for this woman if the money verdict stands.
Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:14 am
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cakes



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the mean wrote:
cakes wrote:
if he didn't know how to read, how would he type or get his JD? just sayin...

I assume this refers to the edited post that I never had the pleasure of seeing.
i shoulda quoted it. said "someone doesn't know how to read" or something along those lines. oh the irony.
Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:42 am
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Dejan86



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Damn people you got some nasty laws over there..i believe its illegal here too, no one is watching over it though.
Post Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:42 am
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