In Round 2, Jammie Thomas Jury Awards RIAA $1,920,000
="My thoughts about this award is that it makes it quite clear that the average person posting on slashdot does not know anything about law."
yep. what should be clear to folks by now is that sharing files over the 'Net is not going to be excused as "private, non-commercial use". Sharing files on the net will be treated as copyright infringement: stare decisis: this matter is settled.
Viacom Vs. YouTube, Beyond Privacy
Viacom is, basically, trying to hold YouTube responsible for any videos on it that have Viacom-represented copyrights
go back and read the article referenced in the lead post. Viacom is going after U-tube for contributory infringement, their argument being that U-tube is picking up readership and thus advertising revenue by winking at infringement. whether this is true or not will be up to the court to determine