I'm not sure who did the maths but...
$150,000 USD for each of the 11 million songs downloaded
one hundred and fifty thousand times eleven million is actually only.
if you count in English that's only one billion, six hundred and fifty thousand million
(there are twelve zeros after the one in a English billion)
Does anyone know if bill gates fortune is measured in england or America?
either way... it strikes me as distinctly unfair that the RIAA are demanding that much money for each song...
surely, each song has to have ben sold for less than a dollar else people would have still gone to Itunes?
so the company couldn't have made that
much money, I'm going to have a good guess that each track possibly sold for ~$0.25...
11 million * 0.25 = 2,750,000 (a little over two million), how does that figure get scaled up to that kind of epedemic 1.65 trillion?!?
I don't exactly agree with what allofMp3.com does, I mean the artists do deserve money, but I do completly agree with their pricing structure, they have taken into consideration how much they have to pay to their RIAA counterpart and done that to stay leagal, then they've worked out what it costs them to supply the tunes and made a profit thereof, and not a huge profit either. notice that each track is priced differently according to the file size...
CD's don't cost a lot to produce.
MP3's cost practically nothing to produce and are infinitly copyable, without using more raw materials.
if the IRAA / Itunes etc could adopt a realistic pricing stratagy then people wouldn't be forced to download from these alternative sites.