Supreme Court Won't Hear File Sharing Damages Case

Law360, New York (May 21, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of an accused music file sharer who argued that hitting noncommercial copyright infringers with damages fit for commercial entities was unprecedented and unconstitutional.

The high court shot down a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Joel Tenenbaum, a Boston University graduate student found liable for illegally sharing music files, who in February challenged the damages award against him, which put him on the hook for $675,000 for his online sharing of 30...
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