Friday, July 31, 2009

Defendant rests in Sony v. Tenenbaum

BY MARC BOURGEOIS

The Defendant presented his case in Sony v. Tenenbaum consisting of only a single witness. Dr. Wayne Marshall was called and demonstrated to the jury the current practice of being able to download an mp3 file without any encryption or DRM restrictions from the Amazon.com mp3 store. Defendant also intended to show a YouTube video of the same track as was downloaded and wished to show the process of saving this video with software called KeepVid, but this demonstration was objected to during voir dire and the only demonstration presented to the jury was that of the Amazon.com mp3 download.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

sounds like a pointless defense.

Anonymous said...

I think it was a very good defense, because it suggests that the damages were 99 cents per song.

2L student

Sebastien said...

The defense basically amounted to:
We plead guilty, but we think the jury should ignore the statute and instead fine us. you know maybe $1 a song, and not 150,000.