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JimH

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Copyright Wars
« on: June 19, 2009, 06:44:59 pm »

This was in the news today.  A Minnesota woman accused by the RIAA has fought, then re-fought her case in court.  She lost this week.  The price went up sharply.

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The $1.92 million verdict against a Minnesota woman accused of sharing 24 songs over the Internet could ratchet up the pressure on other defendants to settle with the recording industry if the big fine can withstand an appeal.

"Normally in our American legal system, we say the punishment should fit the crime," said Ken Port, director of the Intellectual Property Institute at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. "Now she's being ordered to pay, in some ways, an incomprehensible amount of damages."

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Re: Copyright Wars
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 08:55:41 pm »

That'll learn her.
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Re: Copyright Wars
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2009, 09:17:53 pm »

Can the $1.92 million debt be absolved by a personal bankruptcy, or is her financial life ruined forever?
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Re: Copyright Wars
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 03:08:04 am »

This was discussed earlier

First they say she owes $222k , then she doesn't and now she owes $2 million

Ridiculous  ::)

In other news, the mods at TPB have released a torrent with a 'suggestive' title ;)

..containing those 24 tracks, calling it the most expensive album in history.
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