I'm assuming since the $ sign was use it means US dollars. The current exchange rate says that's nearly 750,000 in Yuan (Chinese currency). Having a friend in China we discussed a few years ago about income there. She worked for a gov owned newspaper and considered her pay to be above average. She was salaried and in US dollars she still made less than $500 per month. Now if you meant 120,000 Yuan, not US dollars then the family came out with about $20,000 US dollars... still about 3-4 years of "above average" salary which is far less compensatory.
I think it would be great if she just started not using music... and then to see her income rise... then counter-sue saying that by using their music she actually was making less and therefore their copyrighted tunes were actually causes her a loss. Wouldn't that be awesome?
I don't see why the court didn't see it both ways... that the signal he connected to was being broadcast outside the confines of the home and therefore wasn't protected by "unauthorized access". Now if the home was in the middle of a 100 acre farm and the guy trespassed to get access then, sure, it's unauthorized but he was able to access an open signal in his own home. So while they were legally able to to track his signal on those grounds it's likely that he was legal in connecting to a signal based on the same grounds. While I may not enter your open door and take your cash, I believe it's within my rights to keep your cash it if you throw it through my window into my living room. Glad the guy got caught.
Hard to say Sony is "trouncing" Microsoft. Yea, Sony sold 30% more consoles but MS was charging 25% more. So in $, MS isn't "trounced" by any means. I find it funny that Sonys mis-steps are lauded as good deeds while MS's are laughed at.
We all know that if MS's original DRM was successful then every maker out there would have jumped on that wagon and rode it all the way to the bank...
Additionally, now that the XBOne and PS4 will be setting on the shelf at the same price point... that barrier to consumers has been removed as one of the choice options. Let's see if another 6 months shows Sony as such a "trouncer".
Techdirt has not posted any stories submitted by SickFRS.