Usenet To Pay $7M In RIAA File-Sharing Feud

Law360, New York (September 17, 2010, 3:09 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has levied a permanent injunction against bankrupt Internet message board operator Usenet.com Inc., owner Gerald Reynolds and Sierra Corporate Design Inc. and ordered the group to pay several major record labels — including Capitol Records LLC and Arista Records LLC — $6.6 million for alleged copyright infringement through music file-sharing.

Judge Harold Baer of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday upheld the recommendations of Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz, who had found the $6.6 million award...
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