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The big payout

An American student has been ordered to cough up $675,000 to four record companies after been found guilty of downloading songs and sharing them on Kazaa.

Joel Tenenbaum, a student at Boston University, admitted in court that he had distributed 30 songs and said that he had downloaded over 800 songs in the last decade, mand now has to weigh out four subsidiaries of the biggest music companies in the world: Universal Music, Warner Music and Sony.

Worse than that, he also admitted lying in the pre-trial proceedings when saying that it may have been family members or friends who downloaded the songs to his computer. Naughty boy.

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