Like millions of others, Joel Tenenbaum illegally shared music on the Internet in college. And like thousands of others, he was caught by the recording industry, which asked him to pay a few thousand dollars to settle the case, The Washington Post reports. But he’s one of just two individuals who have decided to fight in court rather than settle. The result: a $675,000 judgment for sharing 30 songs. This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld the verdict, rejecting Tenebaum’s argument that the amount was so large it violated his constitutional rights. The courts have...

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Denny Carter

Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i