Monday, April 6, 2009

How and Where Are You Getting Your Songs?

Via Legal Blog Watch, U.S. sides with RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) in filesharing case. Read the entire post here.

Purchase a song online and it will cost you, at most, 99 cents. Download the song via filesharing and it can cost you anywhere from $750 to $30,000. That is the range of statutory damages allowed under federal law for copyright infringement. Can so disproportionate a penalty be constitutional? In a brief filed yesterday in a filesharing case pending in U.S. District Court in Boston, the U.S. Justice Department says yes.

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