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Illegal downloader ordered to pay 222K
Yes that is the headline! I saw it 2 Saturdays ago in my Saturday paper. You see on October 4th, a Minnesota resident was convicted of illegal file sharing (of copyrighted music) and ordered to pay a whopping $222,000 in penalties and fine. She is a single mother raising 2 middle school-aged children, and beginning now, one fourth of her paycheck each month will be skimmed off to pay for her crime. Read the whole article here.
Tell me how that makes you feel? Do you agree or disagree? Does the crime fit the punishment? I want to know what YOU–CMS thinks!
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