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School Teacher Looses Day in French Court for P2P Music Downloading

Categories: BigMedia v. P2P Users

Twenty-nine-year-old, primary school teacher, Anne-Sophie Lainnemé, somewhat of a cause-celebre in the French P2P community had her day in court and lost. She was the first person in France arrested for downloading music. The court held that she owed two French rights organizations €2,225 (U.S. $2,955). She was also fined €1,200 (U.S. $1,600) but the court issued a deferred sentence. Apparently, if she doesn't get in trouble again, she won't have to pay the fine. 

Dale's Comment: If the past is any indication of the future, she'll have to pay.

Sources: ars technica | Paris Link | Digital Journal

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