Charles Nesson on the First Circuit Appeal of the RIAA and Joel Tenenbaum by dandennis published on 2011-03-31T19:43:28Z On Monday, April 4th at 9:30am in the Moakley Courthouse, the First Circuit will hear the first filesharing appeal coming out of the series of lawsuits the Recording Industry Association of America filed against consumers in the last six years. All parties to this case appealed after a trial judged reduced a $675,000 jury verdict for sharing 30 songs down to $67,500. The issues on appeal are limited to the propriety of such an award for the conduct. Former Solicitor General Paul Clement (representing the Recording Industry Association of America) and the United States Department of Justice will argue against Professor Charles Nesson and 3L Jason Harrow (representing Joel Tenenbaum) and Anthony Falzone of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. There is a group of Harvard Law students organizing a trip to the Courthouse. Please see their Facebook event (which also contains more links and information) if you would like to join: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186748851370187.