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Download Music Illegally and You May Go Bankrupt.

Download Music Illegally and You May Go Bankrupt.

Next time you do a “torrent” or “zip” search, you might want to think about this Boston University student’s debt load.

In the first case of its kind, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld a $675,000 fine for downloading music illegally.  The defendant is a graduate student who admitted to downloading music on Internet file-sharing sites, in violation of copyright protection laws.

As if student loans weren’t enough…

 

Tim Shields