RIAA, on behalf of EMI, Sony, BMG, Universal Music and Warner Music, sued AllofMP3.com for an insane $1.65 trillion!
RIAA demands $150,000 for each of the 11 million songs that were downloaded from June to October of 2006 through AllofMP3.com's audio store.
For those of you who have been hibernating for the last few months I’ll give you a quick run down on the excitement that AllofMP3.com has had. They are a Russian music website that operates legally in Russia but it is deemed illegal in other countries, such as the United States, because they don’t pay royalties to the artists. The RIAA continues to do everything in their power to shutdown the site but their attempts fail one after another. The United States even went as far as blocking Russia’s entrance into the World Trade Organization (WTO) until they shutdown the site.
$1.65 trillion is more than Russia's GDP, which according to the CIA Factbook was $1.584 trillion in 2005.