1. The police find the guy who stole my sofa and I sue him.
2. Since my house had previously been broken into, and my TV and my computer were stolen (all on separate occasions), I can sue the sofa thief for all of those items.
3. The police then find the TV thief.
4. Sofa thief has to sue TV thief directly, to recover the cost of my TV and half of the cost of my computer, even though the two have never met or had any contact with one another before.
5. In the meantime, my car is stolen when it is parked on the other side of town.
6. The police then find the computer thief.
7. I sue the computer thief for the cost of my car (but not for the cost of my computer, since I already sued sofa thief for that, who in turn sued TV thief to recover half of that cost)
8. TV thief and sofa thief file a joint lawsuit against computer thief for the cost of the computer.
Is this correct? Is there a single example of anything like this occurring anywhere in the United States?
It would not effectively repeal copyright protection. Record companies just have to choose their battles wisely. Go after the offenders with thousands of downloads and thousands of uploads, rather than someone who downloaded 24 songs. And work with companies like iTunes and Zune to give the smaller fish a legal outlet.Originally Posted by RightinNYC