by Mike Masnick
Thu, Oct 28th 2010 10:27pm
While we're still dealing with people losing copyright lawsuits and being told to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for sharing a handful of songs, a court in Germany has ordered a guy to pay a grand total of 30 euros ($41) for sharing two music tracks. He had been sued by the copyright holders, demanding 300 euros per track, but the court apparently decided to cut the amount down to just 5% of the rightsholders' request. Separately, the copyright holders had apparently tried to also sue the kid's father, since it was his internet connection that was being used -- but the court rejected that line of attack, quite reasonably.
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