5.05 Works Cited

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I do think that the lawsuit against Brianna LaHara was fair; she technically stole over a thousand songs. I do feel that it is a bit unfair that there was a law suit against a 12 year old, but also she needed it to be done now before she got herself into some real trouble when she was older. If it was me in this situation, I would just give myself over to them and confess what I did. I do not think it is a reasonable program at all. I am not one for having that fear constantly eating at the back of my brain, so I would rather just face the consequences. If I knew I was at such risk for arrest and lawsuits, I would turn myself in voluntarily. There are too many risks, and cases already made against this subject. According to CBS News, a woman in 2009 illegally downloaded TOO much music! She shared copyrighted music online and levied $222,000 in damages against her. She even had to pay the six record companies that sued her $9,250 for each of 24 songs they focused on in the case.

“Woman Faces The Music, Loses Download Case." CBSNews. CBS Interactive, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2013. <http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-201_162-3330186.html>. "12-year-old Settles Music Swap Lawsuit." CNN. N.p., 18 Feb. 2004. Web. 20 Mar. 2013. <http://articles.cnn.com/2003-09-09/tech/music.swap.settlement_1_riaa-cary-sherman-kazaa?_s=PM:TECH>.
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