Music Pirate Argues That $67,500 Penalty Is Too Harsh – THR, Esq..

Joel Tenenbaum, who was found liable for copyright infringement for sharing 30 songs online, is asking an appeals court to consider the constitutionality of big damage awards in copyright cases.

In a brief to the First Circuit Court of Appeals filed on December 27, Tenenbaum argues there are “systemic problems that produce unconscionable awards” in copyright cases against accused file-sharers.


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