Rumor has it that the RIAA is plotting to steal from anyone who has ever illegally downloaded music a single hour of sleep early Sunday morning. Adjust your clocks accordingly.


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  1. yasth says:

    Not me, I run peer defender with the latest blocklists, and only get my torrents from super secret grey over under darknets.

    I simply have to be safe

  2. cde says:

    So does that mean we’re even with riaa?

  3. mgy says:

    @yasth: that’s what i came into here to say.

  4. Jaysyn was banned for: says:

    Unless you’re in Indiana.

  5. goodkitty says:

    Can’t I just settle first and agree to only 15 minutes in exchange for $3,000?

  6. BrianH says:

    OK show of hands here.

    Who thinks the sentence as originally written:

    Rumor has it that the RIAA is plotting to steal from anyone who has ever illegally downloaded music a single hour of sleep early Sunday morning.

    is easier to parse than my version:

    Rumor has it that early Sunday morning the RIAA is plotting to steal a single hour of sleep from anyone who has ever illegally downloaded music.

    I’m just saying….

  7. Myotheralt says:

    @BrianH: wait, riaa is stealing from people who dl’d an hour of sleep?

  8. azntg says:

    Reminder to my friends at the Consumerist: Did you prep the Gawker lawyers for a possible libel suit? We’re talking about the litigation happy, the oh-so-righteous RIAA, y’know ;-)

    Thanks for the heads up! All my clocks are prepped for Daylight Saving Time.

  9. sir_eccles says:

    Ugh, it’s not stealing it’s temporal infringement!

  10. Kavatar says:

    I hate daylight saving time, because the depression from losing an hour of sleep always outweighs the joy of gaining an hour of sleep.

  11. cuiusquemodi says:

    @azntg: If Hustler Magazine can beat Fallwell, they might have a case.

    Which is not to say they wouldn’t try. IANAL, and YMMV.

  12. courtneywoah says:


  13. @Jaysyn: Or Arizona… :)

  14. B says:

    @Jaysyn: Or Hawaii.

  15. ecwis says:

    @BrianH: Yeah, I notice poor sentence structure in Consumerists posts sometimes…but hey, it’s the weekend and it’s late.

  16. levenhopper says:

    I’m digging the title of this web page that comes up on the top of the browser… “Replace Your Smoke Detector Batteries”

  17. Megladon says:

    Oddly enough they again dont touch us over in china… no daylights anything, no hassle from the **AA folks when we download anything… :-)

  18. KernelM says:

    @Jaysyn: I hope you don’t actually live in Indiana cause you might be in for a surprise…

  19. doctor_cos wants you to remain calm says:

    @KernelM: That you can leave anytime you want to?

  20. Mykro says:

    @Kernel: I live in Indiana.. what kind of suprise will we be in for?

    And, I’m suing you consumerist. You’re accusing me of stealing. I’m going to sue you using your tips and win all your moneyz.

  21. Leah says:

    man, someone should send out a memo about this crap. I totally forgot. d’oh.

    oh, I guess this kind of was a memo, albeit a really piss poor one (I had to go in and read the comments to figure it out). but, still, thanks, consumerist!

  22. nequam says:

    Apparently, Verizon Wireless did not get the memo. My cell phone reads 10:27 am EST!

  23. petrarch1604 says:

    i still have my hour, what is everyone bitching about?

  24. cde says:

    @nequam: You need to reboot your phone.

  25. azntg says:

    @cuiusquemodi: Was supposed to be a more lighter, humorous comment, but okay. WFYB.

  26. nequam says:

    @cde: It updated without a reboot at about noon.

  27. AstroPig7 says:

    @cde: Mine updated as soon as I made a call. Smart phone, my arse!

  28. skitzogreg says:

    Karma’s a bitch.

  29. Rectilinear Propagation says:

    @levenhopper: I was beginning to think I was the only one who noticed.

    @skitzogreg: I think Karma would have a Doberman if it owned a dog.

  30. drjayphd says:

    @cuiusquemodi: Not coincidentally, I’m fairly certain the RIAA may be involved with Campari and drunken outhouse encounters as well…

  31. irfan says:

    @BrianH: less cross-eyed now.