Source: ArsTechnica.com • “The RIAA's prelitigation settlement letters say that defendants are liable for costs of $750 per song. MediaSentry flagged 706 songs on the computer that became the basis for the lawsuit, and at $750 per song, that works out to a total of $529,500.” • The end result is that the RIAA likely spent thousands of dollars to obtain a $300 judgment.
Source: TGDaily.com “In a recent conversation with TG Daily, Jonathan Lamy, a spokesman for the RIAA acknowledged the massive PR headaches and friction with the public that it’s large-scale years long lawsuit campaign had generated and that suing potential customers ‘was not the best answer.’“
Sources:Joystiq.com – product-reviews.net • “In practice, this means if you were to lose the connection during play, you'd lose your progress and, if and when the connection was re-established, you'd be kicked back to the last checkpoint -- not exactly diggable management, right?” • “We have recently heard that PC gamers who play Assassin’s Creed 2 have been recently experiencing issues with the game, apparently overloaded DRM servers are ‘locking out’ gamers.”
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