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Student Hit With $675,000 Fine in RIAA File-Sharing Case

Joel Tenenbaum has lost his trial against the RIAA and was ordered to pay $22,500 for each of the 30 songs he shared via Kazaa. Tenenbaum, who pleaded guilty to downloading and sharing files earlier this week, will be left paying off the $675,000 to the music labels for the…

Appeals Court Reinstates $675,000 File-Sharing Decision Against Joel Tenenbaum

The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the earlier decision of a U.S. District Court in the long-running file-sharing case between Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Boston student Joel Tenenbaum. The appeal court ruled that District Court should not have considered constitutional matters. Instead, it could have reduced the…

Joel Tenebaum File-Sharing Case Heard at Court of Appeal

The long-running and controversial file-sharing case of Joel Tenenbaum was back in court yesterday, this time in Boston before the First Circuit Court of Appeal. The issue at stake is the exact amount Tenenbaum will have to pay following his admittance in 2009 that he illegally shared music on the…

Joel Tenenbaum To Appeal 90% Reduced File-Sharing Penalty

Last month the judge in the case of Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum versus four of the world's most powerful music labels decided that his original $675,000 penalty was unconstitutional. Even though the jury-awarded damages were subsequently reduced by 90%, Tenenbaum is clear - he has no means to pay…

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