Near the end of three hours of testimony ranging from matter-of-fact to jocular to nostalgic about his youthful enjoyment of music, defendant Joel Tenenbaum admitted liability for downloading and distributing the 30 copyrighted songs at issue in a federal copyright infringement trial in Boston. The admission prompted the lawyers representing the music industry to ask U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner to issue a directed verdict, which would leave only the damages issue to be settled by a jury.
On the Stand, Defendant in Boston Music Downloading Case Admits Liability
The National Law Journal
July 31, 2009