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Tenenbaum Appeal Heard: Is It Okay To Make Someone Pay $675,000 For Downloading 30 Songs?

4 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The latest in the ongoing trial of Joel Tenenbaum, the student who was found guilty of sharing 30 songs online, and told to pay $675,000 for it, until the judge unilaterraly reduced the amount to $67,500. As we noted at the time, it really seemed like Tenenbaum had horrifically bad legal counsel, in the form of Harvard law professor Charlie Nesson, who still seems more focused on making the case a circus, rather than focusing in on the key issues.
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Play it Again: Court Upholds $675K Judgment Against Joel Tenenbaum

Industries / Law : FindLaw's Writ - Legal Commentary (3 years ago)

Joel Tenenbaum should resume penny-pinching. The First Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a $675,000 judgment against Tenenbaum in an illegal downloading case last week, after District Court Judge Nancy Gertner reduced the sentence... Read Post

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

Internet / File Sharing : TorrentFreak (5 years ago)

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 of... Read Post

Tenenbaum Dinged $22,500 Per Song; $675,000 Total

Industries / Law : Techdirt (5 years ago)

After admitting flat out yesterday that he downloaded and distributed songs using file sharing software, and that he lied about it, there wasn't a question of whether or not Joel Tenenbaum would be found guilty. In fact, the judge e... Read Post


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