Sony BMG v. Tenenbaum

  1. Appeals Court Upholds College Student's $675,000 Piracy Penalty

    June 25, 2013 7:56 PM EDT In the long-running case of Joel Tenenbaum, who was ordered in 2009 by a jury to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs online, the First Circuit Court of Appeals decided on Tuesday that the penalty should stand. The penalty ...

  2. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Joel Tenenbaum's Appeal of $675K Fine For Illegal Music Downloading

    May 21, 2012 11:48 AM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has refused to take up a Boston University student's constitutional challenge to a $675,000 penalty for illegally downloading 30 songs and sharing them on the Internet. The high court on Monday refused to ...

  3. Joel Tenenbaum Files For Rehearing of $675K Copyright Infringement Award

    November 07, 2011 1:18 PM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum doesn't attract much media attention these days, but the case is still alive and kicking. Attorneys for file sharer Joel Tenenbaum filed a petition for a rehearing in the First Circuit Court of Appeal ...

  4. Appeals Court Reinstates $675,000 Award Against File Sharer Joel Tenenbaum

    September 19, 2011 3:06 PM EDT An appeals court has reinstated the $675,000 award against file-sharer Joel Tenenbaum, reversing the decision of a lower-court judge to reduce the penalty on constitutional grounds. In the case of Sony BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, the def ...

  5. Music Pirate Joel Tenenbaum Argues Financial Penalty Reduced to $67.5K Is 'Unconscionable'

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Joel Tenenbaum, who was found liable for copyright infringement for sharing 30 songs online, is asking an appeals court to consider the constitutionality of big damage awards in copyright cases. In a brief to the First Circuit Court of Appeals fil ...

  6. Judge Cuts Penalty in Tenenbaum File-Sharing Case by 90%

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Calling the original penalty “unconstitutionally excessive,” the judge in the Joel Tenebaum file-sharing case slashed to $67,500 from $675,000 the amount the Boston University grad student was ordered to pay for infringing the copyrights of four r ...

  7. 'Is There Another Case In The Galaxy That's Held Up Damages To That Degree?'

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST A hearing in the Joel Tenebaum file-sharing case on Tuesday addressed whether or not the court should reduce the $675,000 jury verdict. A larger award was recently reduced in the Thomas-Rasset file-sharing case. Tenebaum's attorney has said t ...

  8. Judge Slashes Jury's Award In File Sharing Case

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST A judge has reduced by 97% the jury's award in the Jammie Thomas-Rasset file sharing case. The news was first reported on Friday by Ben Sheffner at his Copyrights & Campaigns blog. The verdict of $1.92 million for 24 counts of copyright i ...

  9. Jury Awards $675K In Boston Music Downloading Case

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Boston University student has been ordered to pay $675,000 to four record labels for illegally downloading and sharing music. Joel Tenenbaum, of Providence, R.I., admitted he downloaded and distributed 30 songs. The only issue for the jury to de ...

  10. Briefs: Tenenbaum Jury Selection, Kenny Chesney, Verizon

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- A recap from the first day of the Joel Tenenbaum file sharing trial as covered by Ben Sheffner. A blurb: "Nearly the entire day was consumed with what Gertner termed "one very long, very tortured day of jury selection." It starte ...

  11. Judge OKs Streaming Of File Sharing Hearing

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST A federal judge on Wednesday authorized the first online streaming of oral arguments in a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts in a copyright infringement lawsuit that pits a Boston University graduate student against the music recording industry. ...