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Illegal download student who shared 30 songs online ordered to pay £404,000 to record labels

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posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 11:08 PM
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Illegal download student who shared 30 songs online ordered to pay £404,000 to record labels


www.da ilymail.co.uk

A federal jury has ordered a Boston University student who admitted illegally downloading and sharing music online to pay $675,000 (£404,000) to four record labels.
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posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 11:08 PM
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Wow Talk about coming down hard on the piracy. $675,000 (£404,000) for 30 songs?


In another article in the BBC News..


A US student ordered to pay $675,000 (£404,000) for sharing music online has refused help paying the fine.

Over the weekend supporters had begun to donate money to Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum who was found guilty of sharing 30 songs.

He said any money raised so far would be used to pay expenses to his legal team, many of whom worked for free.

news.bbc.co.uk...



www.da ilymail.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 8-8-2009 by zorgon]



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 11:21 PM
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Hey, even he says he's lucky it's not in the millions, got off pretty easy.

Which is a hard thing to say.

He said if the verdict stands he'll file for bankruptcy? What exactly would that do to him?



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 11:23 PM
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Well that is what happens to you when you break the law. I am sure if he went to Boston University he was smart enough to know what he was doing was wrong.



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 11:59 PM
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True it seems excessive but it's just the price of the .99 cent singles adjusted for this weeks inflation!

"hey man it's not about the music, it's about the money!"

Edit to add: Give the gift of music, it's the gift that keeps on giving and giving and giving to the record label!

[edit on 9/8/09 by ProtoplasmicTraveler]



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 05:57 AM
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Right and wrong are subjective, person. If you are attempting to drive to Mexico from Texas and you begin to drive north, driving north is not wrong it's just not immediately productive to drive north. Eventually you will meet with the option to turn left or right to find your way south. What does this mean, oh ye' of little discernment? It means that this human being had a goal of sharing music which was personally stimulating with other human beings. He was driving south in complete accord with his goal. Suddenly the thought police come along and place a tarrif on his emotions. Stop driving south until you pay X. Thus, we see that the human being subjected to the tarrif had his emotions held hostage. Did the artists subject the human to the tarrif? If so, which ones? Those artists should be blacklisted. Same with the recording companies and the Recording Industry Association of America. Don't buy their products or support musicians who sign with their conglomerates. Meanwhile, people have lost all sight of what a law is. Laws protect peoples' life, liberty, rights and property. Was anyone's life in jeopardy? No. Was anyone's liberty in jeopardy? No. Were anyone's rights in jeopardy? Only if you believe that someone has a right to hijack a work of art and prevent the rest of mankind from enjoying that work unless they pay a handsome price. Some people don't make an entire dollar or pound in a week in certain areas of the world. It's #ing fascism. Lastly, Was anyone's property in jeopardy? HA that's the most laughable prospect of all...it's mp3 format sound which will never exist in the physical realm. It's just a series of 1s and 0s in a computer. it doesn't even exist! What property?



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 06:53 AM
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If i got busted downloading music they wouldn't get a single penny out of me, and every thing that i own(house/car etc..) i'd just give away to friends/family for a while.



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 06:56 AM
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this was already posted man ... try the search



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 01:01 PM
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Okay wrong is wrong... but that's a lot of money for only 30 songs!

Wasn't there already a story like this about a student forced to pay thousands of dollars for just a few songs as well?



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 06:13 PM
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It’s totally disproportionate it makes me want to boycott buying media. I read in the paper the other day that these people are hardly losing any money at all and that the figures are massively over inflated.

Its mind boggling how the courts themselves can justify it.



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by Republican08
Hey, even he says he's lucky it's not in the millions, got off pretty easy.

Which is a hard thing to say.

He said if the verdict stands he'll file for bankruptcy? What exactly would that do to him?


Bankruptcy would put a permanent stay on the judgment.

Nobody would be able to come after him to collect the money.



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 07:45 PM
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Originally posted by Faiol
this was already posted man ... try the search


You mean a duplicate of this thread?
www.abovetopsecret.com...

It is sort of a duplicate, except Zorgon's fine amount is converted to pounds



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by Republican08
Hey, even he says he's lucky it's not in the millions, got off pretty easy.

Which is a hard thing to say.

He said if the verdict stands he'll file for bankruptcy? What exactly would that do to him?


He most probably got "paid" to say this, easy scare tactic.

Half a million gran ain't no joke for 30 tracks, even if you are a millionaire.

[edit on 8/9/2009 by qonone]



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