[LINK] Music, movies and now newspaper articles - suing those who republish them on the Net

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Mon Jul 26 16:55:51 AEST 2010

On 26/07/2010 2:28 PM, Ivan Trundle wrote:
> On 26/07/2010, at 2:20 PM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>> At 12:22 PM 26/07/2010, Robin Whittle wrote:
>>> According to this article, the RIAA sued about 20,000 people over
>>> five years, spending $64M in legal costs but collecting only $1.3M in
>>> damages.   Film industry settlements are apparently of the same order.
>> Seems a bit out of whack in terms of ROI, doesn't it? ;-)
> Not at all. The ROI is not just dollars spent/recovered, but the overall and presumably quantifiable drop in piracy.
For one, that sort of behaviour makes me _more_ likely to infringe their 
privileges, if only in spite.

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