Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Mar 2009 10:45 UTC
Legal We always try to avoid politics like the plague here on OSNews, but sometimes, it's hard to avoid it. Take the case of Joel Tenenbaum, who could be liable for over 1 million USD if the Recording Industry Association of America gets its way. While many hoped for a change of pace when it comes to these matters, Barack Obama's Department of Justice has squarely sided with the RIAA.
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Upload, not download
by IndigoJo on Tue 24th Mar 2009 13:06 UTC
IndigoJo
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2005-07-06

This man downloaded the tracks from Kazaa, which is a peer-to-peer system in which the user uploads the files to whoever else is on the network as well as downloading them for himself, so he would have been complicit in dozens of others receiving the tracks without paying. It's not just illegal copying for his own use.

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RE: Upload, not download
by Michael on Tue 24th Mar 2009 13:55 in reply to "Upload, not download"
Michael Member since:
2005-07-01

The user uploads about as much as he downloads. Even if he had uploaded a dozen copies of the seven songs, $500 is ample compensation for the lost revenue.

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