Not only is the law inconsistently applied, it flies in the face of the will of the people. How many people in the United States actually want to see downloading made illegal so people can face such steep penalties? Definitely not the majority.Originally Posted by http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2009/08/01/downloading-payment-boston.html#socialcomments
The U.S. continues to prove that it is looking out for the assets of the barons of industry before they are looking out for the welfare and security of citizens. $650,000 for 30 songs is an outrageous penalty, and it could have been even higher.
The student said that if the verdict sticks, he will have to file for bankruptcy. Another life ruined, all because the music industry wants to set an example. These companies are the ones destroying music, not the downloaders.
Now please excuse me while I download 50 songs in protest.