Written by Christopher Null on June 4th, 2003

Just thinking out loud here…

The RIAA had a 2001 operating budget of $44 million (according to some website… these are ballpark figures). That budget is drawn directly from music sales and represents a percentage of the gross. In 2001, music CD sales totalled $12.9 billion. That means that for every $18.98 CD you buy, you are contributing almost 6 1/2 cents toward a potential lawsuit against you for sharing that music. Wild…

 

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