UPDATED: Massachusetts Judge Nancy Gertner reversed course and today issued a directed verdict against P2P defendant Joel Tenenbaum. The ruling says he is liable for infringing on all 30 copyrights named in the lawsuit. The jury will decide if the infringement was "willful", as well as, the size of the award which could be set at up to $4.5 million.
On the Joel Fights Back blog, Debbie Rosenbaum, a student member of the Harvard defense team wrote after the verditc, "When the music industry spent an estimated $1M to prosecute just one of the millions of individuals who use file-sharing software, Joel fought back. The battle was lost, and the war is not over."
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