The high court decides not to hear an appeal from Joel Tenenbaum, a man penalized $675,000 for illegally downloading 31 songs online. But the case is far from over.
Sony has turned to indie darling Wes Anderson, director of The Royal Tenenbaums, to flog new Xperia phones.
Jury last year says file sharer must pay $675,000, but a federal judge now calls that excessive and reduces damages to $67,500.
Grad student is only second person accused of copyright violations by recording industry to go to court. He admits sharing but argues that it doesn't cause that much harm.
In addition to challenging the music industry Tenenbaum's copyright case is similar to Thomas-Rasset's in that it doesn't appear to be going well.
Joel Tenenbaum, handed a $675,000 penalty for illegally downloading and distributing 31 songs, looks on as court upholds the size of the damages fee. The fee had been lowered once; then reinstated.
Kiwi Camara, one of Thomas-Rasset's attorneys, tells CNET his client will take the fight over the $222,000 she's been ordered to pay the RIAA "all the way" to the Supreme Court.
The woman found liable for sharing 24 copyrighted songs on the Web asks the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her case due to "crippling statutory damages" of $222,000 awarded by an appeals court.
Federal judge has ruled that Joel Tenenbaum violated copyright laws when swapping music online. And now he could end up owing record labels millions in damages.
For once, the RIAA and the people they're taking to court agree on something: that a judge's decision in the closely watched Tenenbaum lawsuit only muddies the legal waters of file sharing.