p2pnet view RIAA:- The RIAA Ogre has been largely relegated to the sidelines by the entertainment cartel’s ACTA and Three Strikes campaign.
But repercussions from its many and various attacks against people who shared online continue to echo loudly.
In the latest, “Joel Tenenbaum, the second P2P defendant to take his case to trial in the US, may never pay the $675,000 judgment currently filed against him — but someone on his legal team will soon be paying something”, says Ars Technica.
Because judge Nancy Gertner (right), who’s been presiding over the farce since the beginning, has ruled both Tenenbaum and his lawyer, Harvard law professor Charles Nesson, are “jointly and severally liable” for some of the fees incurred by the RIAA during the trial, says the story.
The ruling comes “after the defense team inexplicably posted the very songs at issue in the case to the Internet, and Nesson posted a public link on his blog for anyone to download them,” it says, adding:
“The labels have until March 8 to file with the court ‘an affidavit containing an itemized statement of the expenses they incurred in filing the motion to compel’.”
Nesson is on record as saying in his view, Joel caused no more than $21 in damages when he, Joel, shared 30 songs online.
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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Ars Technica – Charles Nesson, scourge of the labels, now must pay them, March 2, 2010
may never pay – RIAA ’statutory damages’ argument trashed?, February 19, 2010
$21 in damages – Tennebaum damages worth only $21: Nesson, February 24, 2010
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