The US Supreme Court is forcing a guy in Rhode Island to pay $675,000 for illegally sharing music on the Internet. The judge worked it out to $22,500 for each song that was downloaded and shared.
To help you avoid inadvertently taking part in any of this illegal activity, here are the top five ways to tell a song came from an illegal download site.
#5. You didn’t have to pay for it. Basically if you’re not paying for it, it’s not yours.
#4. You’re surprised to see you have a Ruben Studdard and a Taylor Hicks CD in your collection, but your all your Train and Maroon Five songs are missing. Dang that file sharing!!
#3. In the middle of the night your computer makes a whiring noise, then in the morning you see all of your passwords are stolen and your hard-drive is erased.
#2. As soon as you’re done a big download, the black suburban with the blacked out windows, no license plate and the big antenna on the roof is suddenly not parked out in front of your house.
#1. The #1 way to tell a song is a pirated song – every second word in the song is “ARRRRRRR”!!