RIAA Decision Against Joel Tenenbaum Proves Sharing Limp Bizkit Can Harm More Than Your Reputation

    Graduate student Joel Tenenbaum took it on the chin from the RIAA last week, leaving court with an order to pay everyone’s favorite strong arm organization a grand total of $675,000 for the thirty songs he shared via KaZaA. Though Tenenbaum will probably declare bankruptcy and might eventually get his finances back together, his reputation as a music fan might be harder to recover. Here are the songs that led to Tenenbaum’s fiscal disaster:


    Aerosmith, “Pink”
    Aerosmith, “Water Song/Janie’s Got A Gun”
    Beastie Boys, “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)”
    Beck, “Loser”
    blink-182, “Adam’s Song”
    Deftones, “Be Quiet And Drive”
    Eminem, “Cleaning Out My Closet”
    Eminem, “Drug Ballad”
    Eminem, “My Name Is”
    Fugees, “Killing Me Softly”
    Goo Goo Dolls, “Iris”
    Green Day, “Minority”
    Green Day, “Nice Guys Finish Last”
    Green Day, “When I Come Around”
    Incubus, ”New Skin”
    Incubus, “Pardon Me”
    Limp Bizkit, “Leech”
    Limp Bizkit, “Rearranged”
    Linkin Park, “Crawling”
    Monster Magnet, “Look To Your Orb For The Warning”
    Nine Inch Nails, “The Perfect Drug”
    Nirvana, “Come As You Are”
    Nirvana, “Heart-Shaped Box”
    OutKast, “Rosa Parks”
    OutKast, “Wheelz Of Steel”
    Rage Against The Machine, “Guerrilla Radio”
    Ramones, “The KKK Took My Baby Away”
    Red Hot Chili Peppers, “By The Way”
    Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Californication”
    Red Hot Chili Peppers, “My Friends”


    Though the sharing was the crime, Tenenbaum is lucky that he didn’t get some extra penalties for putting all that Limp Bizkit, Aerosmith, and Incubus where kids could find it. [Idolator]