Most of us here (I would hope) acquire our music legally and don't use sites like Limewire. But this just goes to show how absurd the recording industry has gotten...and thats putting in mildly. They are asking the courts to award them a judgement against Limewire for $75 Trillion US. That is more money than twice the 2011 GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Italy, France and Russia....COMBINED!!! I mean really who are they led by Dr. Evil....
The music industry wants LimeWire to pay up to $75 trillion in damages after losing a copyright infringement claim. That's right . . . $75 trillion. Manhattan federal Judge Kimba Wood has labeled this request "absurd."
You're telling me. To put that number into perspective (I bet a lot of you didn't even know "trillion" was a real number), the U.S. GDP is around 14 trillion -- less than one fifth of what the music industry is requesting.