Sunday, April 03, 2011

SONY v Tenenbaum appeal to be argued tomorrow morning

Press release:

Tomorrow morning at 9:30am at Boston's Moakley Courthouse, the First Circuit will hear oral argument on the appeals of Joel Tenenbaum, the Recording Industry Association of America, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Tenenbaum will be represented by Harvard Law student Jason Harrow. Details at

All three parties appealed after the trial judge reduced a $675,000 jury verdict for sharing 30 songs down to $67,500. The only issues remaining on appeal regard the propriety of such an award for the conduct.

INTERVIEWS ARE AVAILABLE with Charles Nesson, HLS student Jason Harrow, and defendant Joel Tenenbaum. Please email us at or call Debbie Rosenbaum at 314-761-3322 (email preferred) for interview requests.

Best wishes,
The Joel Fights Back Legal Team

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Joel S. said...

I was able to attend the oral argument and have posted a report over at my blog, Legally Sociable.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was an awful oral argument by all who participated. Out of four speakers, and the three judge panel, nobody managed to discuss the most important issues in the case.