Obama administration: Fines of $750K to $150K per downloaded song warranted
I don't illegally download --that I know of, and I assume I would know if I did-- but, still, this seems like ridiculous overkill.
Susie Madrak posts about this, and I love her parenthetical comment:
Since the Founding Fathers called for a ten-year limit on copyrights, I’m taking this position, not the one being pushed by Obama. (I wait with bated breath for a similiar fine on copying book pages on a copy machine):
The Obama administration for the first time is weighing in on a Recording Industry Association of America file sharing lawsuit and is supporting hefty awards of as much as $150,000 per purloined music track.
The government said the damages range of $750 to $150,000 per violation of the Copyright Act was warranted.
Links and more to read at Susie's post.
Oh, the support for this is a zombie idea from BushCo.