“Joel Tenenbaum, a Boston University graduate student, is being sued by Sony BMG Music Entertainment for up to $4.5-million for illegally downloading music. While his legal counsel had planned to argue in front of a jury that the 30 songs his client had downloaded would fall under “fair use,” since Mr. Tenenbaum downloaded them for personal use, the judge tossed out the possibility of such a defense in this case, since the fair-use defense that was proposed ‘was so broad that it would swallow the copyright protections that Congress has created”
Illegally downloading Music – Not fair use July 27th, 2009
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