Massachusetts: 25-year-old university student Joel Tenenbaum has been ordered to pay $675,000 to four record labels for downloading and sharing 30 songs via peer-to-peer.
Tenenbaum conceded liability so US District Judge Nancy Gertner directed the jury to come up with an award. The jury opted for $22,500 per song, well short of the $150,000 per song they could have awarded.
"I'm disappointed but not surprised... I am thankful that it wasn't much bigger, that it wasn't millions," said Tenenbaum. His lawyer, Charles Nesson, a Harvard law professor, is planning to appeal.