Friday, October 5, 2007

Fallout from the RIAA $220K Award

Democratic congressman: RIAA's $222,000 win is 'excessive' | Tech news blog - CNET News.com:
"The recording industry's victory Thursday in a trial involving a Minnesota woman accused of illegal file-sharing is already turning at least a few heads on Capitol Hill."

Minnesota woman who owes RIAA $220,000 calls sum 'ridiculous' | Tech news blog - CNET News.com:
"'It says in the constitution that there should be no undue fines,' Thomas said in an interview with CNET News.com. 'I was just fined (9,000 percent more) than the value of these songs.'"

UPDATE: See my comments on intellectual property in an earlier post.

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