Mr. Benefactor makes an amazing point about RIAA’s war on illegal file sharing in his blog. Mark Cuban points out that with the introduction of Yahoo!’s Unlimited music service, they have essentially capped the market value of music thus limiting the amount that RIAA ought to be able to claim as damages to $5 per month when they sue kids.
“The RIAA can no longer claim that students who are downloading music are costing them thousands of dollars each. They can’t claim much of anything actually. In essence, Yahoo just turned possession of a controlled music substance into a misdemeanor. Payable by a $5 per month fine.”
So what if you could just pay that $5 per month for the rest of your life all at once? You could essentially be immune from all lawsuits and download anything and everything for one lump sum payment…