File Sharer Blasts Lower Award In Sony Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (January 3, 2011, 4:57 PM EST) -- File-sharing software user Joel Tenenbaum has told a federal appeals court that a reduced $67,500 damages award against him in a copyright suit brought by Sony BMG Music Entertainment and other record companies is still excessive, despite being only 10 percent of the original $675,000 award.

The Dec. 27 brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, penned by Harvard Law School Professor Charles R. Nesson, said that the matter of Tenenbaum — who downloaded and distributed 30 songs — was the first...
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