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Music Downloader Appeals $67.5K Award, Calls It 'Equally as Insane' as Earlier $675K Verdict


A Boston University physics graduate student has announced that he will appeal a reduced $67,500 award for downloading copyrighted music, calling the amount “equally as insane” as the $675,000 jury verdict he originally faced after a federal trial last year.

Joel Tenenbaum, 26, says he will have to declare bankruptcy if the $67,500 award is upheld by the Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, reports the Metro Desk blog of the Boston Globe.

He is represented by professor Charles Nesson of Harvard Law School, who has filed a notice of appeal with the 1st Circuit.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Judge Slashes ‘Excessive’ $675K Award in Music Download Case to $67.5K”

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