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RIAA Says LimeWire Owes it $72 Trillion

Posted by JenThorpe at 8:39 PM on May 23, 2012

Around four years ago, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed a lawsuit against LimeWire. The RIAA was suing on behalf of several music labels. In short, the RIAA claimed that LimeWire’s P2P software, which allowed people to download and distribute copyrighted songs for free, caused the music industry to lose millions of dollars. The RIAA won that case. All that was left was to figure out how much LimeWire now owed the RIAA as a result.

The RIAA came up with a figure that most people would find to be astounding. They want LimeWire to pay them $72 trillion. The RIAA feels that since LimeWire allowed thousands, (or maybe millions), of people to illegally download one, or more than one, of the 11,000 songs that the RIAA owns that it means the members of the RIAA are now entitled to statutory damages for every single illegal download that occurred.

Judge Kimba Wood has called that figure “absurd”. Judge Wood went on to say, in a recent decision:

“An award based on the RIAA calculations would amount to more money than the entire music industry has made since Edison’s invention of the phonograph in 1877.”

It is also worth noting that the estimated wealth of the entire world is around $60 trillion. I’m not sure why the RIAA thought that LimeWire would be able to somehow come up with more money than what all of the people in the entire world, all together, are estimated to have. To me, this sounds impossible.

Instead, it appears that LimeWire is facing statutory fines of up to $150,000 for each violation of copyright that they allowed to occur. That could mean that LimeWire may end up owing the RIAA around $1 billion dollars. How LimeWire would manage to pay that much money in damages is unknown.

GNC-2012-03-26 #753 Privacy Soapbox Time!

Posted by geeknews at 1:05 AM on March 27, 2012

Feeling a 100% better and it is time to have a serious discussion about privacy and actions in the internet and public space. Looking for your feedback in a big way on these issues. Lots of great tech stories to share with you tonight as well.

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GNC-2012-03-15 SHOW 750

Posted by geeknews at 12:33 AM on March 16, 2012

Congrats to Kurt W, Laura V, Joe C, James A, for winning. (2x) iPad, (2x) Mac Mini, (3x) Apple TV, (2x) Roku, (2x) Google TV, (1x) Sony Bloggie Sport, (1x) iDAPT, (1x) Axis IP Cam! on our show 750 giveaway tonight! Big thank you to my wife and kids, and everyone else that has had to sacrifice for my twice weekly recording of GNC.

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GNC-2011-12-22 #731 Happy Holidays

Posted by geeknews at 1:19 AM on December 23, 2011

I talk about the GoDaddy SOPA controversy in detail. I have a lot of fun on today’s show, and for those watching the video of the show I try out some new camera angles. We still need to raise about $2500.00 to meet our fund raising goals for our Support Staff. I hope you will help us out see the links at the bottom of the page.

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GNC-2011-12-19 #730 Two Massive Contest!

Posted by geeknews at 1:15 AM on December 20, 2011

Do you have video editing skills? There is cash on the table for a winning entries. Plus I have a couple of fun prizes to give away in the form of some Roku’s listen to get the details. Your really going to enjoy tonight’s show as the content flow was close to perfect.

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Sending Music to the Cloud.
ASUS upping its Game?
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GNC-2011-10-03 #710 Monster Show

Posted by geeknews at 1:15 AM on October 4, 2011

Monster show tonight with a Ton of stories, I only cover the upcoming iPhone announcements ever briefly as most of you will get the details early tomorrow morning. I want to welcome all of the new Google+ Listeners as those following me over their has exploded! Subscribe to the show and get signed up for the newsletter.

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GNC #685 ISP’s to Police You

Posted by geeknews at 1:21 AM on July 8, 2011

I have a metric ton of tech to get through tonight all of it Tech Gold, the big news is the consortium to take your Internet Service away is you use P2P and download copyright materials. All backed by the administration. Wait till you here about new extradition considerations. I am quite incredulous over some of the news today. Important do not forget about the Space Shuttle launch if weather permits they launch today.

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Mitnick Demos Phone Hack.
What Plus means for Others.
Amazon Music Competitive?
News of the World Shutdown.
Are you Connected?
Copyright reaches Insanity Level.
Round 10 Righthaven takes shot below belt.
Senate Bill 978 has YouTubers sweating the load.
Never delete Nothing.
Drop Box refines TOS.
Solar for all my Ohana.
Cable Resists Slingbox.
James Web Space Telescope DOA?
SB Nation versus Engadget?
Gmail Inbox Style.
Gmail inbox Sorting.
Google+ Businesses Stay Away for now..
Google+ Brands.
July 13th Apple Stores go Black.
FCC and Net Neutrality.
PTSN RIP by 2018?
Synthetic Organ Transplant.
25% Accidents caused by Gadgets.
Social Media Background Check.
Saturn’s Storms.
Flying Car is here.
Verizon and iPhone 4.
Skype 5.2 for Mac.
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Photos from Facebook to Google+
YouTube gets update.
Don’t take picture of US Airways Employee.
LTE in Canada.
Citrix in Android.
iPhone 4 SLR Lenses Mount.
Anonymous wants revenge.
Lion Boot Drive.
App Store Injunction Declined.
Verizon to text you when that want more money.
Google Docs add Videos.
BitCoin Trademark Attempt.

GNC #684 Google+ Review

Posted by geeknews at 1:06 AM on July 1, 2011

I dig in deep and give you a inside look at Google+ along with a whole bunch of tech news on top. I also talk about some new initiatives I am working on that I am pretty excited to see where it leads. I am scouting for talent in Hawaii specifically details on the show.

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Gmail new Look.
Sony under Investigation?
Facebook Announcement Tease.
Net Neutrality Finally!
Full Tilt Poker Dead Pool.
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Chickens Passed us some Genes.
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GPS versus LightSquared.
WOW Neptune.
Paramount no Copying Props?
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Wireless Streaming PC to TV.
GPS that can Text.
Boxee to get Categories.
Office 365.
Google Calendar Update.
Hindenburg Field Recorder.
Facebook Android Update.
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RIM Employees Speak Out!
UFO over London.
MySpace what a Train Wreck.
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Students build own collaborative tool.
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GNC #683 Congrats Angelo

Posted by geeknews at 12:58 AM on June 28, 2011

Getting back into the groove here in Hawaii, body is adapting back to HST which will take a few days. Your continued support of all our shows is greatly appreciated. Family Update: Shoko made it to Japan without her father passing, situation remains touch and go info on show.

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Is the PC on the way Out?
Wi-Fi 2010 vs 2011.
To many fake Geeks?
Firefox versus the Enterprise!
Data Plans of the Future?
Mouse Diet?
iOS 5 Beta 2.
Human Errors lead to Security Issues.
50+ Flocking to Facebook.
Wi-Fi Testing in UK.
Answers.com cleans house.
FCC No Opinion with Report.
Goggles for Getty Museum!
Genome Contamination (Deep).
East Coast Missile Launch.
7500 Mile Asteroid.
Yahoo Connected TV.
Slingbox in Boxee?
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5 Cars in a 100 to control Traffic.
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Sage TV Upgrades.
Yahoo Connected TV watches with your?
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iPhone 5?
Paypal at 100 Million Users.
Supreme Court ruling on Video Games.
Fring 4 way Video Chat App.
26 Countries and User info Request at Google.
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Rootkit Infection requires complete re-build.
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GNC #682 Honoring Commitments

Posted by geeknews at 8:02 PM on June 23, 2011

Geek News Central PodcastOhana, I will be visiting my sister tomorrow and will not be having a meet-up. First time to get to see her in a couple of years. Headed back to Honolulu on Saturday and will be home for a while. I have a great on the road show tonight. UK Listeners please pay attention for the UK specific contest.

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Now they Lobby Agencies Versus Legislators?
ACTA gets rejected in Mexico.
FCC gets tough on Caller ID.
90% of Companies Hacked.
Ebay raises rates!
Facebook Pays up!
New UK Space Vehicle.
Social Media and Google Search!
MySpace RIP?
LinkedIn Ad Targeting!
Twitter Ads Round 2.
FBI takes out Instapaper Server.
NFC & Google.
Apple moves forward on Nortel.
Apple TV Patent?
Netflix CES joins Facebook Board!
T-Mobile 1 Million iPhones!
Silicon Implant Study.
Evolution Expedited?
Two Billion Earthlike Planets?
SETI needs Money.
Video2k Wow!
PogoPlug goes Software Only.
Google Antitrust Suit?
Foursquare ruining Social Media?
Thunderbird 5.0
Google TV 2.0
Ready to Pay Hulu!
Hulu Plus on Android.
Film in your Yard get Arrested!
Chrome 13.
Firefox 5.0
uTorrent 3.0 new Streaming Feature.
Netflix Streaming Options.
Sage TV Insights.
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Nevada Driverless Cars.
Viacom goes after Cablevision.
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Saliva to estimate your age.
Japanese Idol a Robot?
Wyoming to the Cloud.