Originally Posted by Neenja
How much of the RIAA's music was pirated? For that matter, how much of your music was pirated?
It would appear that after all these months you still don't understand what the RIAA is.
The RIAA isn't a company. It doesn't "have music". It doesn't make a profit. That's not what it's for.
the RIAA is a TRADE ASSOCIATION,
like the AMA or the National Association of Realtors, whose function is to represent and set standards for the record industry. As such it represents all the labels, or at least all the labels that join the organization.
And it would appear to be using this settlement for the good of all its members, and all artists.
How much of my music (personally) was pirated? Probably not much. How much of my guitar player's music was pirated? Quite a bit. Yep. Just did a Google search. Quite a bit. With at least two different bands.
Edit: Did a bit more searching. Yes, some of my music is in fact being pirated.