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The Devil Listens to Nirvana . . .

On March 3, 2010 By

This past summer, in only the second lawsuit of its kind to go to trial, Boston University graduate student Joel Tenenbaum was ordered to pay four record labels a total of $675,000 in damages for illegally downloading 30 songs and sharing them online. The decision came one day after the 25-year-old doctoral student […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 22, 2010 By

In the news…

New iPhone app brings reward to burglars and muggers. Commentators say this and other microblogging services could lead to rise in home insurance premiums.

Young German novelist claims “intertextuality,” not plagiarism, in face of praise-turned-criticism.

Department of Justice creates intellectual property task force to combat […]

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The RIAA's Never-Ending Battle Over File Sharing

On January 29, 2010 By

On Friday, January 22, Judge Michael Davis reduced the jury award by ninety-seven percent in a case brought by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) against Minnesota mother Jammie Thomas-Rasset for copyright infringement of twenty-four songs obtained through illegal file sharing, calling the original fine “monstrous and shocking.” This case […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On August 3, 2009 By

In the news . . .

Looming legal battle?  Eminem samples voicemails from Mariah Carey in new song and threatens to release nude photos.

Jury hands down verdict against downloader Joel Tenenbaum in just second case against an individual to go to trial.  Meanwhile, different record company arrives at […]

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Tenenbaum Case Opens in Massachusetts

On July 31, 2009 By

In 1997, Charles Nesson and Jonathan Zittrain founded the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. A research center focusing on legal study of the Internet, notable fellows have included Jimbo Wales, Larry Lessig, John Perry Barlow, and Yochai Benkler. The Center has recently transcended academia to defending an admitted filesharer in the ongoing war against […]

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