Judge Nancy Gertner of the District of Massachusetts has cut the damages verdict against copyright infringer Joel Tenenbaum for illegally downloading and distributing songs by 90 percent, to $67,500.

In a Friday order in Sony BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, Gertner slashed the jury’s award from $22,500 for each of 30 songs Tenenbaum was found to have willfully infringed, or $675,000, to $2,250 per song.

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