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The cost of downloading: Supreme Court says $675,000 fine remains for sharing 30 songs

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The cost of downloading: Supreme Court says $675,000 fine remains for sharing 30 songs


A 29-year-old Rhode Island man is expected to pay $675,000 for the unauthorized downloading of 30 songs after the Supreme Court said on Monday that they will not weigh in on one of the record industry’s longest-running copyright infringement cases.

Joel Tenenbaum of Providence, RI will now go back to court to continue his fight against a penalty that a District Court judge once called “unconstitutionally” excessive.

Tenenbaum was hit with a $675,000 fine — $22,500 per song — after the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) took him to court over copyright infringement in 2009 and won their case..... MORE
SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/usa/news/supreme-court-tenenbaum-riaa-891/

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