Boston Student Has To Pay $675,000 For Sharing 30 Songs

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Do you remember using Kaaza growing up? Well, a Boston student who illegally shared 30 songs online has to pay $675,000 in fines. Back in 2004, he used Kaaza to download and share music with other people.

In 2009 a jury found him guilty of “willful infringement” of copyright and awarded the Recording Industry of America $22,500 for each song.

This was back when Congress was trying to stamp out file sharing… but now nobody uses things like Kaaza, since anyone can stream music for free from their computer or smart-phone.

He just tried to take his case to the Supreme Court but was denied. The ruling against him stands, and he has to pay $675,000.

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