US Student Fined Over £400k For Illegal Downloads

A student from Boston University has been ordered to pay $675,000 (£404,000) to four record labels for downloading and sharing songs on the filesharing network Kazaa. Joel Tenenbaum admitted to downloading the 30 tracks brought to issue in the case.

He also stated that he had downloaded over 800 tracks since 1999 and had lied about the fact it could have been other members of his family downloading and distributing the music. Tenenbaum used a computer and both his parents’ home and at college to illegally download the files.

Last month a woman from Minnesota was found guilty of illegally downloading and sharing music via Kazaa and was ordered to pay a much larger cash sum to various record companies due to copyright infringement.

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