RIAA, Tenenbaum file-sharing case back in the limelight

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RIAA, Tenenbaum file-sharing case back in the limelight.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/04/AQT74c.jpg[/newsimage]Joel Tenenbaum seemingly made an enemy for life of the music industry in 2007 when he became the lone defendant in a piracy case which saw five of the world's largest record labels demanding compensation. In 2009 after Judge Nancy Gertner found Tenenbaum guilty of copyright infringement, a jury settled on a sizable damages figure for the Massachusetts man: $675,000 -- or $22,500 for each of the 31 songs Tenenbaum downloaded. A year later, the same judge overruled the hefty punishment, calling it "unconstitutionally excessive." Instead, Tenenbaum was ordered to pay $67,500, or $2,250 a song. The case is now back in court as Tenenbaum appeals for an even lesser figure to pay.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/riaa-tenenbaum-file-sharing-case-back-in-the-limelight-42597/](http://www.myce.com/news/riaa-tenenbaum-file-sharing-case-back-in-the-limelight-42597/)


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