Radio Berkman 166: An Innocent Infringer?

October 27th, 2010

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This is Whitney Harper. She is the central figure in one of the most recent anti-piracy court battles being waged by the Recording Industry Association of America. She’s only one of any number of accused illegal downloaders.

But what makes her case different?

Whitney could be considered an “Innocent Infringer”—because she did not understand she was illegal filesharing. But whether this distinction matters depends on the outcome of her trial, which may soon be headed to the US Supreme Court.

Charles Nesson spoke with both Whitney and her legal counsel, Kiwi Camara.

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Check out some of the critical documents from the case

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