Obama supports $675K file sharing verdict

September 4, 2011

Politics never go out of date, right? This came up at least a year and a half ago. Via Suzanne, who writes, "Not happy about this." Wired writes about Sony BMG v. Tanenbaum.

The Justice Department, where President Barack Obama has tapped five former RIAA lawyers to serve, said copyright infringement "creates a public harm that Congress determined must be deterred."

Joel fights back, the website supporting the defendant. Wikipedia coverage. The fines were later reduced to $67.5K (one-tenth of what was originally asked), but both parties filed notice to appeal.

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