Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Ouch!


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 buddy215

buddy215

  • BC Advisor
  • 12,593 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Tennessee
  • Local time:01:07 PM

Posted 05 October 2007 - 07:25 AM

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7029229.stm
A court in the US has ordered a woman to pay $222,000 (109,000) in damages for illegally file-sharing music.
The jury ordered Jammie Thomas, 32, from Minnesota, to pay for offering to share 24 specific songs online - a cost of $9,250 per song.

Record companies said she had illegally shared a total of 1,702 songs.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 Garric

Garric

  • Members
  • 48 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NY
  • Local time:03:07 PM

Posted 05 October 2007 - 07:38 AM

"Our message is: we don't want to litigate - don't leave yourself exposed to litigation," he added.

I wonder why they don't want to litigate...? Maybe its because they know that the current laws against filesharing are entirely unconstitutional, and that a good lawyer could take a case like that a long way.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users