Originally Posted by taming
What struck me is how mean spirited the media companies are in cases like this. They could have accepted the lower court's ruling to decrease the fine to $200, rather than appeal. The issue the Supreme Court looked at was actually whether the appellate court's decision to grant the appeal was lawful.
I thought that in this case the defendant appealed the judgement, not the record companies?
And it's not a $200 fine. It's $200 per song. 37 IIRC, making the original judgement for $7400, and the new judgement ($750/song) $27,750.
It's certainly disproportionate.