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File-Sharing Litigation Groundhog Day

RIAA file-sharing punching bag Jammie Thomas-Rasset lost for the third time, a Minnesota jury finding her liable on Wednesday for copyright infringement and ordering that she pay damages of $1.5 million.  A 2007 jury trial resulted in a $222,000 RIAA … Continue reading

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LimeWire Shut Down

“If file-sharing copyrighted songs is against the law, why is LimeWire still operating?”  Students have asked this question countless times, and countless times I’ve answered it. There are no copyright police; copyright holders must pursue civil lawsuits to remedy claims … Continue reading

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RIAA Damages Reduced

Jammie Thomas-Rassert of Minnesota was the first defendant in an RIAA music-piracy lawsuit to go to trial.  She lost big, appealed, the trial judge decided he mis-instructed the jury on the law and ordered a new trial, she lost again, … Continue reading

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Tenenbaum Postscript

From Ars Technica:  Massachusetts federal district court judge Nancy Gertner, who presided in the RIAA file-sharing trial of Boston University graduate student Joel Tenenbaum, this week entered default judgments in some file-sharing cases.  Judge Gertner awarded the RIAA statutory damages … Continue reading

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More on the Tenenbaum Judgment

Admired in Class, a Scholar Falters in Court covers the response to Charlie Nesson’s handling of the Tenenbaum file-sharing trial.  A sample: It was a stinging defeat for Professor Nesson, and to many in the legal community, it seemed to … Continue reading

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More on Tenenbaum

Here’s a link to the BU Today article about last week’s $675k judgment in the RIAA file-sharing case. Joel Tenenbaum’s Big Day in Court | BU Today

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$675k

The federal court jury deliberated for three hours last Friday before deciding that BU graduate student Joel Tenenbaum owes $675,000 in damages, or $22,500 for each of 30 songs he admitted to downloading.  The evidence showed an unrepentant Tenenbaum continued … Continue reading

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