This will make you think twice before you hit those BitTorrent sites. A 17-year-old in Albuquerque, N.M. has been fined $2900 for illegally downloading the movie 'Hurt Locker.'
In an interview with KOB.com, Skyler Atterbom says that all his friends illegally download content, so he didn't think it was a big deal. "I would say at least 95 percent of the teenagers I know at my school, my friends, do this daily," Skyler says.
But while 'Hurt Locker' was a hit among movie industry types, it didn't do well at the box office, which is why lawyers decided to go after the people who "stole" it. Authorities traced the IP address of the download back to Skyler's father, and offered him until March 11 to agree to a $2900 settlement. More + video...