Student to declare bankruptcy after $675,000 music piracy fine

In a major victory for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), a federal jury one week ago fined Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum $675,000 for illegally downloading and distributing 30 copyrighted songs.

Published on: August 10th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Music industry fuelling needless fears about P2P, says Limewire chief

Lime Group Chairman Mark Gorton found himself in the hot seat last week during a hearing on the problem of inadvertent data leaks on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks including his company's, LimeWire. The hearing

Published on: August 5th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Woman appeals ‘monstrous’ $1.92 million fine in copyright case

The woman ordered to pay $1.92 million in fines for illegally distributing 24 copyrighted songs said she will appeal, and called the June 18 jury verdict "excessive, shocking and monstrous." In a 13-page

Published on: July 10th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Woman fined $1.92 million for sharing music files over Kazaa

A woman who won a retrial after a $220,000 verdict against her for sharing music files has now been ordered to pay $1.92 million by a jury in Minnesota. In 2007, when she

Published on: June 22nd, 2009 Nancy Gohring and Jaikumar Vijayan

Court forbids Webcast of proceedings in high-profile piracy case

An Appeals court in Boston has overturned a trial judge's ruling that would have allowed some courtroom proceedings in a high-profile music piracy case to be streamed over the Internet. The three-judge Appeals

Published on: April 20th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan