Student found guilty of music downloading.

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Found 1st Aug 2009
BOSTON (AP) -- A Boston University student has been ordered to pay $675,000 to four record labels for illegally downloading and sharing music.

Joel Tenenbaum, of Providence, R.I., admitted he downloaded and distributed 30 songs. The only issue for the jury to decide was how much in damages to award the record labels.

Under federal law, the recording companies were entitled to $750 to $30,000 per infringement. But the law allows as much as $150,000 per track if the jury finds the infringements were willful. The maximum jurors could have awarded in Tenenbaum's case was $4.5 million.

The case is only the nation's second music downloading case against an individual to go to trial.

Last month, a federal jury in Minneapolis ruled a Minnesota woman must pay nearly $2 million for copyright infringement.

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Sloth/Mod

I saw this earlier this morning............i lol'd. :-D

Nothing to worry about over here though.

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lol! that sucks, but this is why i hope i never get caught...i got at least 25k tracks...which a huge chunk might have been downloaded, might have been shared over all the coventry uni halls a few years ago...

Banned

Only in America!

What the hell is the point of handing out sentences (or more correctly - fines) like this?

I could never understand how someone could get sentenced to 600 years in prison for multiple murders.

guv;5904210

Only in America!What the hell is the point of handing out sentences (or … Only in America!What the hell is the point of handing out sentences (or more correctly - fines) like this?I could never understand how someone could get sentenced to 600 years in prison for multiple murders.



yeah should have UK "life sentences" and get out before you've even served 6 years! :x

Sharing is the important part.

You mainly get into trouble if you allow people to download music off you.

youtube.com/wat…age :-D

I can't see how the likes of aXXo and KLAXXON get away with all these DVDrips and DarkSideRP for the music - serious operation going on there.

Still - I'm not complaining :-D

Surely its the seeding that does it?

Banned

Meadsy4742;5904719

I can't see how the likes of aXXo and KLAXXON get away with all these … I can't see how the likes of aXXo and KLAXXON get away with all these DVDrips and DarkSideRP for the music - serious operation going on there.Still - I'm not complaining :-D



axxo is gone,klaxxon is the same only fxg i see now and again
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