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Supreme Court Will Not Review Music Downloading Case
2012-05-22 04:13:48

The highest court in the United States has refused to review the case of a former Boston University student who was hit with a $675,000 penalty for illegally downloading music and sharing it on the Internet. The petition was brought to the Supreme Court by Joel Tenenbaum, who in 2007 was sued by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for copyright infringement for the illegal acquisition and distribution of 31 songs, including some by Aerosmith, Eminem, Green Day, Nirvana,...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'