Illegal Downloading Discussion
In chapter 6, there is a discussion about illegal downloading. The minimum damages that the court must award for infringement is $750 per infringing act. In cases where the infringement can be shown to be willful, damages could be as high as $150,000 per infringement, or $600 million for the 4,000 songs on an iPod. For defendants who can prove that they werent even aware of the infringement, the court still must award at least $200 per infringementa mere $800,000 for 4,000 songs. Discuss how you feel about illegal downloading. Pro or con? Use sources to support your views.