Latest Nancy Gertner Stories

2010-07-11 07:15:00

A Boston Ph.D. student, who was found guilty in 2009 of illegally downloading and sharing songs published by the world's top record companies, has had his penalty reduced by a US judge on Friday. Judge Nancy Gertner of the US District Court in Boston said the penalty a jury handed Joel Tenenbaum would violate his constitutional rights. The verdict was for Tenenbaum to pay $675,000 in penalties to five record companies that sued him. Judge Gertner said the sum was excessive. Instead, the...

2009-08-01 13:15:41

A Boston University student says he is disappointed he has been ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and sharing 30 copyright songs. The Boston Globe reported Saturday a U.S. District Court jury in Boston found graduate student Joel Tenenbaum did infringe on the copyrights of four record labels by illegally downloading and sharing songs on peer-to-peer networks. I'm disappointed but not surprised, Tenenbaum said. But I am thankful that it wasn't much bigger, that it wasn't...

2009-04-17 14:05:00

A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that oral arguments in a music-downloading lawsuit filed by the recording industry against a Boston University student can't be streamed online, The Associated Press reported. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that it was "bound to enforce" rules that close federal courtrooms in Massachusetts to webcasting and other forms of broadcast, after overturning the previous decision that allowed online streaming. The student, Joel Tenenbaum, and his...

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