Recording industry wins 675k from man for illegally distributing 31 songs

This is exactly why the RIAA is evil. Come on, 675k? That is totally outrageous to expect a person to pay that.

“A federal court in Massachusetts today upheld a $675,000 damages award against Joel Tenenbaum, who was accused of illegally downloading 31 songs from a fire-sharing Web site and distributing them and was sued by the main recording companies in the U.S. ” Sources

Not that I had any after the original lawsuits, but the RIAA just lost a lot my respect.

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