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Illegal download - woman fined £16,000

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Illegal download - woman fined £16,000

A woman was fined £16,000 for downloading a game on the internet. 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1046607/Mother-fined-16-000-downloading-pinball-game-landmar...
The game owners have stated they have launched a further 100 cases against people suspected of illegally taking copyrighted works.
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Re: Illegal download - woman fined £16,000

Apparently not quite correct http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/19/file_sharing_gamer_fined/
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A woman who put a copy of Dream Pinball 3D on a file-sharing network must pay £16,000 to the games maker and its lawyers.
Games maker Topware Interactive was awarded £6,086.56 in damages and £10,000 in lawyers' fees by the Patents County Court in London. Lawyers Davenport Lyons said there are more cases to come - the firm claims to have identified thousands of file sharers.
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Re: Illegal download - woman fined £16,000

See the daily mail forgot to mention that the judge in the Jammie Thomas case has hinted that he is going to call a mis-trial...
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