Record Labels Eat What They're Shoveling: Facing $6 billion for Pirating

Merc

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Record Labels Face $6 Billion Damages for Pirating Artists | TorrentFreak

While the major record labels were dragging file-sharers and BitTorrent sites to court for copyright infringement, they were themselves being sued by a conglomerate of artists for exactly the same offenses. Warner, Sony BMG, EMI and Universal face up to $6 billion in damages for pirating a massive 300,000 tracks.

It is no secret that the major record labels have a double standard when it comes to copyright. On the one hand they try to put operators of BitTorrent sites in jail and ruin the lives of single mothers and students by demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, and on the other they sell CDs containing music for which they haven’t obtained copyright permission.

In the past we’ve covered many disputes between artists and labels, where the latter is being accused or even sued for using songs without permission. Just a few months ago Latin America’s biggest artist, Alejandro Fernández, sent the police to a Sony Music office to confiscate over 6,000 CDs that the label refused to return, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
This makes me laugh because the recording industry has gone batshit fucking crazy in the last few years with their lawsuits against college students and high school kids downloading music yet they're ripping off their own musicians at the same time.

What a load of fuck.
 

Wade8813

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For the most part, I haven't really had a problem with them going after people who pirate their music. But this is ridiculous.
 

Merc

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For the most part, I haven't really had a problem with them going after people who pirate their music. But this is ridiculous.
I'll look for some more stories, but the recording industry really has gone off the deep end lately. Instead of going after sites that offer pirated music and such, they go after college kids (basically, their fan base) and blow their lives to shit with insane lawsuits which really do nothing for them since they've missed the real target. It's like having two leaks in a boat, one is the size of a pinhead, the other a soccer ball. The recording industry is going after all the pin sized leaks and leaving the gaping wounds free to make more pin holes.