|FEATURED Defendant Seeks Damage Reduction in Music File Sharing CaseBy Brian Lynch
Thirty songs for $22,500 each is a bit pricier than the current iTunes
rates of $0.69 to $1.29 per song, but that is what Joel Tenenbaum originally faced for illegally downloading and sharing copyrighted music. The Recording Industry Association of America successfully brought copyright violation claims against Tenenbaum and sought damages under the Digital Theft Deterrence Act of 1999. The action resulted in a jury award of $675,000.
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