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Despite RIAA Loss, File Sharers Face Hefty Fines

The blogosphere is humming Friday with reports a federal judge is refusing to require the nation's first peer-to-peer admin convicted by a jury of criminal copyright infringement to pay tens of thousands of dollars in restitution to the Recording Industry Association of America...

"The factors that go into the calculation of restitution are different than the ones that go into the calculation of statutory damages in civil cases," said Fred von Lohmann, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Friday, January 16, 2009
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