View Full Version : mp3.com got sued
09-07-2000, 02:44 AM
Check out http://news.mp3.com/news/liststory?topic_id=1084&category_id=1001&month=200009
$25,000 per cd...that's daylight robbery http://geekvillage.com/ubb/eek.gif
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09-07-2000, 02:54 AM
I'm not a lawyer, but $25,000 per CD = they got off lightly I think
An author can seek civil damages in the amount of their actual value, or statutory damages of $100,000 per work infringed. (Note that some "programs" are actually bundles of more than one copyrighted work.) Criminal penalties include fines of up to $250,000 and jail terms up to 5 years, or both. In December 1997, President Clinton signed a law called the "No Electronic Theft" (NET) Act that allows for criminal prosecution of copyright infringement, even where there is no profit motive, closing a loophole in U.S. copyright law.
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