Joel Tenenbaum

Obama Administration Demands Reinstatement of $1.5 Million Fine

It seemed that the $2,250 per infringing song has become the brand new standard in the US with regards to file-sharing. After the Jammie Thomas case and Joel Tenenbaum case pointed to this standard, it seemed as though the mystery of what the fines are has all but been decided. Apparently, $2,250 per infringement doesn’t

RIAA v. Tenenbaum – How Likely Is An Appeal Coming?

The has been some interesting developments in the RIAA vs. Tenenbaum case that may have some far reaching consequences. How far reaching wasn’t clear until some paperwork surfaced with just how much the RIAA is losing in these file-sharing cases. We weigh the possibilities to figure out how likely the RIAA is going to appeal

RIAA Cries Foul Over Tenenbaum Fine Reduction

It may be the least surprising reaction of the year, but the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has said that they would contest the ruling that saw the reduction of the Tenenbaum fine from $675,000 to $67,500. The organization said that it would contest the ruling, but exactly how remains to be seen at

RIAA Member Lawyer Blames Joel for ThePirateBay Mixtape

Interesting new development in the Tenenbaum case. After ThePirateBay posted the DJ Joel Mixtape, a torrent of the songs Joel was sued for ($675,000 in damages), the development made it’s way into court documents. Plaintiffs were apparently not impressed saying, “despite the verdict and a clear finding of willful copyright infringement by Defendant, he continues

Tenenbaum Fined $675,000 for Sharing 30 Works

After the judge simply told the jury to decide on a fine, and not asking them to consider the validity of evidence presented by the copyright industry among other things, the Jury found that Tenenbaum be fined $675,000 for sharing 30 songs.

Judge in Tenenbaum Case to Jury – Defedant Guilty, Pick a Fine

The judge in the Tenenbaum case has handed the jury instructions now. It’s those instructions that are, at the very least, raising eyebrows in the legal community. the instructions basically told the jury that the defendant in the case was guilty and that it was up to the jury to basically pick a number between

RIAA Member Objects to Suppressing Evidence in Tenenbaum Case

Legal questions have been raised over whether or not MediaSentry has violated the law while gathering evidence. While the questions are being raised in the Thomas case, Sony, a member of the RIAA, is objecting to a similar motion to suppress the evidence based on legal uncertainty in the similar Tenenbaum case. Surprisingly, they point