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Re: More FSF hypocrisy

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:38:08 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
Thufir Hawat wrote:
On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 15:37:37 -0400, Rjack wrote:

Mr. Nesson has argued that the penalties Mr. Tenenbaum faces, if
he loses the case, are grossly disproportionate: up to $150,000
for each of the seven songs he is accused of illegally
downloading. The Free Software Foundation, in a legal brief on
Mr. Tenenbaum’s behalf, cited several recent cases to support the
position that the recording industry’s lost profits for each
infringement — which it estimates at $0.35 — should not prompt
damages of more than 425,000 times that amount. "

Here's what the Federal Judge thinks of Eben Moglen's left wing
buddy Charles Nesson from Harvard Law School:

"But, in defending Boston University graduate student Joel Tenenbaum
and challenging the constitutionality of massive statutory damage
awards, Nesson has also managed to infuriate the federal judge
overseeing the case. Judge Nancy Gertner last night got so fed up
with Nesson that she wrote in a court order, "The Court will not
hesitate to impose appropriate sanctions, including potentially
substantial costs, should the Defendant waste either the Plaintiffs'
time and money or scarce judicial resources by filing frivolous
motions in the future."

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