Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday January 07, 2013

$7k Damages for Sharing a "For Dummies" Book

I think it is safe to say that the book these idiots shared on BitTorrent wasn't "Default Judgments For Dummies." Wait...maybe it was. wink

A man and woman from New York have been ordered to pay $7,000 in damages for downloading a "For Dummies" eBook using BitTorrent. New York Federal Judge Laura Taylor Swain ordered a default judgment against the pair for infringing the copyright and trademark of major book publisher John Wiley and Sons. The recent verdicts pale in comparison to the hundreds of thousands of dollars movie pirates had to pay last year.