Saturday, August 01, 2009

Boston grad student assessed huge judgment in P2P illegal downloading case


The AP, in a story by Denise LeVoie, reports that a jury has ordered a $675000 judgment against Joel Tenenbaum, of Providence RI, and a graduate student at Boston University, for downloading and distributing thirty songs.

The recording industry has stopped such lawsuits but has pursued litigation that had been previously filed aggressively.

AOL reproduced the story today, and provided a survey, showing that most visitors considered the award to be excessive and that most visitors do not download music by P2P.

In June a federal jury in Minneapolis had awarded a judgment against Jammie Thomas-Rasset, 32, of 1.92 million, based on 24 songs.

Tenenbaum appeared on the Campbell Brown show on CNN Monday Aug. 3.

Picture: page from my own piano sonata, composed at age 16.

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