I was just sent a letter from the RIAA....

Oh jeez, so thats kinda scary. Good thing i never use what.cd i guess. eeeeee

Dear registered user of the site What.cd,

We have recently been investigating the activities of the users of the
site http://www.what.cd/ and we have found that this site exists for the
sole purpose of music piracy.

Pirating music is a criminal offence and we believe it should be obvious
to you that the results outweigh the benefits - hard working artists
won't be rewarded for their work and will stop producing music,
ultimately leading to a severely reduced selection of music both in the
shops and for download.

The RIAA had hoped that the disabling by the police of the large illegal
music site, Oink.cd, would stop a lot of people from engaging in piracy,
as they don't want to be seen as criminals. However, this appears to
not be the case, as two large new sites have sprung up in its place.

This email is the final warning to all of you who were members of
Oink.cd and are current members of What.cd. If we find you to be
committing any more criminal acts of piracy then we will have to press
charges against you, as representatives of the major record companies of

Yours Faithfully,


Watch this
0Jim0 profile pic Alumni

*shakes finger
At least you know they'll be faithful.

tracerbullet profile pic Alumni

yeah, that letter doesn't sound the least bit authentic. i received a real letter in college once for downloading a tv show with bit torrent, and it sounded much more professional than that.


The RIAA sent a few people in my college "settle or we're going to sue your ass" letters. It sucked.


yea I'm guessing is fake, the website says theyre fake too, threw me off for a second though


A few things:

A) The RIAA is NOT the government. Not even close. They're a lobbying group that represents the interests of music labels.
B) Was this an email? It's almost certainly fake. The RIAA has no reason to "warn you" when they can just sue you for $3,500.
C) The RIAA are cockgoblins. Fact.


Anyway, you can't get sued for being on a website, anyway, and I doubt even if it was true they'd have a way of saying that you definitely downloaded x album, etc.

spires profile pic Alumni

Assholes. RIAA is a bunch of assholes.

Even if this letter is a fake, which it probably is.

I hate IP rights.


DUDE! I got that email this morning too! wtf?


i'm actually going to go buy a chocolate chip muffin and some milk.

oh, and a cranberry grape minute maid.

anybody want anything?

valorandvellum profile pic Alumni

Yeah, it sure seems suspicious that they would warn you through an email. I think if it were legit, you would get a real letter at the very least.

But if I were you, I'd still take a break from those websites ;-P

FRICKINAWESOME profile pic Alumni

Faithfully! lol.

Man, i had tried to put oink out of my head for a moment. Now im gonna get all teary-eyed about it.

PS- What is what? Is it anywhere as decent as the pink palace was?

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