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Copyright Infringement Verdicts of Music Upheld on Appeal

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After trials, retrials, and years of appeal two defendants are now liable for fines of $675,000 and $222,000 for pirating 30 and 24 songs respectively. Joel Tenenbaum’s copyright infringement cost him $22,500 for each of the 30 songs, while Jamie Thomas-Rasset’s copyright infringement cost her $9,250 for each of 24 songs. Computerworld reported about a blog … Continue Reading

What’s the Deal the New 6 Strike Copyright Alert System?

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The Center for Copyright Information (CCI) claims that content theft cost America 373,000+ jobs, $16+ billion in lost wages, and $2.6+ billion in lost taxes, so the CCI proposes a new Copyright Alert System (CAS) with 6 alerts. CCI Member companies include: Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (“MPAA”) and its members, Recording Industry Association … Continue Reading

Second Trial Jury Verdict of $1.92M Against Single Mom For Copyright Infringement of 24 Songs

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A Minneapolis jury awarded a number of recording companies damages for willful infringement of 24 songs in the only trial for file-sharing by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) of the estimated 30,000 lawsuits they filed before ceasing litigation last year. The RIAA settled most lawsuits for about $3,500 and now the RIAA stopped … Continue Reading