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Why RIAA tactics are unconstitutional

Charlie Nesson explains in this article just how far the RIAA has perverted the American legal system.
It should be noted the $750 statutory minimum is just that. A minimum. It can go as high as $30,000 per infringement.
The defendant in this trial has had to endure 7 years of legal troubles over allegedly downloading 7 songs. This is something to think about. The RIAA is asking for over $1M because of downloaded songs which have a market value of roughly $7. I have to agree with Paula Samuelson that at most damages of 3x should apply to crimes of this nature. Not only is this proportional to the actual crime but would force RIAA to go after higher stakes players who are actually reproducing physical copies of CDs.

A summarized version exists here.

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