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An opportunity missed to apply 'fair use' to file sharing (RIAA Wins $625,000 for 30 songs)

Dec 10, 2009, 07:32 (4 Talkback[s])

"After he admitted on the stand to downloading and sharing 30 songs -- contrary to what he'd claimed in a deposition -- a federal jury found the Boston University graduate liable in August for copyright infringement and ordered him to pay the labels $675,000. Today, the U.S. District Court judge who presided over the case, Nancy Gertner, issued a formal ruling explaining why she had rejected Tenenbaum's "fair use" defense...the defense blew it."

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