Joel is being sued by the Recording Industry of America for downloading 30 songs on peer-to-peer networks. And the court has just ordered him to pay a fee of $22,500 per song. Although he still has a chance to appeal the case, I'm thinking the lawyer fees must have cost a pretty penny since this lawsuit has been going on for about two years now. Although this is an extreme example, do you think people who download music illegally should have to pay hefty fines as a penalty?
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