222000 Dollars Fine For Sharing 24 Songs

“… NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – The recording industry has won a major fight in its effort to stop illegal music downloading with a U.S. jury decision to impose $222,000 damages against a Minnesota woman who used a Web service to share music…”. 


It’s a fact that recording industry is suffering from large losses because of illegal downloading of music, but instead of solving this on global level they hit small people which, per my opinion, don’t deserve to be treated as criminals.

How many of you have already downloaded or shared music files over the internet? Better said, is there anybody out there, who uses Internet, which had not downloaded or shared one single music file illegally (Illegally means that you are not a legal distributor of that music, what you can’t do without starting a company first, even if you have paid for that one single copy.)? I bet there isn’t.  

I really do feel sorry for that woman. Besides being a common employee, but not an entrepreneur, she’s also supposed to be a single mom. A single mom!!! How the heck she could pay this fine and continue to raise her child? Did anybody from recording industry involved in this case have thoughts about that? And, does really 222000 makes significant different to someone who make more then that in one single day? I’m disgusted.  

And I find this case insulting. What worries the most is the fact that now we are all endangered. On the other side, I don’t believe that public will allow this to continue in same manner. Recording industry will probably be forced to find better solution for illegal downloading of music, instead of making impingement on ordinary people. 

So, in the future, be careful what you upload or download, because you might end up paying fines way over your abilities. There is bunch of articles about this case spread over the Internet and here is link to one of them. 

Thank you all for dropping by and please leave your comments because they are much appreciated. 

Until my next post, have a great life.  


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