French teacher’s hard-drive confiscated for downloading music
Nov 30 11:27 AM US/Eastern
A 29-year-old school teacher in France had her computer hard-drive confiscated by a court for illegally downloading hundreds of songs from the Internet.
The judge, in the western city of Rennes, also ordered Anne-Sophie Lainneme – who was not present for the verdict – to pay 2,225 euros (2,900 dollars) to two royalty collection associations.
She was additionally given a 1,200-euro fine, but its payment was suspended as long as she avoided repeating the offence.