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Joel Tenenbaum: Record Companies Try To Gag Student, Stop From Promoting Illegal

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« on: December 07, 2009, 07:48:54 pm »

"There is something wrong with a law that routinely threatens teenagers and students with astronomical penalties for an activity whose implications they may not have fully understood," Gertner added.

Duckworth said the industry disagrees with Gertner's assessment.

"Judge Gertner's hypothetical statements on fair use are not supported in the law, and courts have routinely rejected this theory since it would essentially strip copyright owners of the important right to control the use of their work," Duckworth said. "Regardless, it wouldn't apply to Mr. Tenenbaum, who admitted to illegally downloading music long after iTunes and other services emerged."
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