Joel Tenenbaum ows the record companies 675.000 dollars. Seeing as your regular mp3-cd costs about 8-12 dollars, I guess this guy must have been a serious pirate, yeah? Let’s say ten people downloaded each of the albums he uploaded. 675.000 divided by 12 divided by 10 – that’s around 5600 albums. Man, that’s what I call a real mp3 collection.But wait… Joel didn’t upload 5600 albums. He downloaded, and uploaded, 30.
22.500 dollars per song.
Does this mean he distributed 1875 copies of the songs?
This, my friends, is the proportionality of copyright infringement law: Uploading a song is worse than beating someone up, slandering them, rape, etc.
And it couldn’ve been worse. Apparently, Joel got off easy. It could have been 150.000 dollars per song.
Let me say that again:
150.000 dollars. Per. Song.
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU FUCKING PEOPLE?