spike (spikenheimer) wrote,
spike
spikenheimer

this is just weird.

the following link has the following table that implies that its less risky to shoplift a DVD than download it:

Stealing Infringing
Absolute
Minimum
$0
no jail
$4,400
Absolute
Maximum
$100,000
1 year jail
$3,400,000
1 year jail
lawyer fees and costs
Real World
Example
Winona Ryder*:
$2,700 fine
$6,355 restitution
$1,000 court cost
3 years probation
An Average RIAA settlement**:
$14,875


data compiled originally from here.
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