Student sued by music labels in Mass. download case admits sharing songs by Nirvana, Green Day

Defendant in Mass. music-sharing trial: ‘I did it’

BOSTON — A Boston University graduate student accused of illegally swapping music online nonchalantly admitted in court Thursday that he has downloaded and shared hundreds of songs by Nirvana, Green Day, The Smashing Pumpkins and other artists.

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Student sued by recording industry in Mass. music downloading case testifies

Student testifies in Mass. music downloading case

BOSTON — A Boston University student has taken the stand in a lawsuit accusing him of illegally swapping music through an online file-sharing network.

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Lawyer in Mass. music downloading case says song swapper was “a kid who did what kids do”

Lawyer: Song swapper on trial doing ‘what kids do’

BOSTON — A Boston University graduate student was “a kid who did what kids do” when he swapped songs through file-sharing networks like Kazaa, his lawyer said Tuesday as his copyright-infringement trial began.

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Trial set to begin in Boston music downloading case involving graduate student

Trial set to begin in Mass. music downloading case

BOSTON — A jury is to begin hearing arguments in a music downloading lawsuit filed by the recording industry against a Boston University graduate student.

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Craigslist suspect loses bid for investigation into media leaks to grand jury

Craigslist suspect loses bid for media leak probe

BOSTON — A former medical student charged with killing a masseuse he met on Craigslist has lost his request for an investigation into media leaks he claimed may have tainted the grand jury that indicted him.

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Obama ‘Hope’ artist pleads guilty to 3 Boston vandalism charges, prosecutors drop 11 others

Obama artist admits to 3 Boston vandalism charges

BOSTON — The artist who created the “Hope” poster of President Barack Obama was sentenced to two years of probation Friday after pleading guilty to three vandalism charges. Prosecutors dropped 11 other charges.

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Boston mobster ‘Rifleman’ testifies in lawsuits filed by mob victims’ families against feds

Mobster ‘Rifleman’ Flemmi takes stand in Boston

BOSTON — New England mobster Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi described his long tenure as an FBI informant during testimony Thursday in lawsuits by mob victims’ families who say the agency failed to control Flemmi and fugitive gangster James “Whitey” Bulger.

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2 former managers of contract company to plead guilty in Boston Big Dig concrete case

2 to plead guilty in Big Dig concrete case

BOSTON — Two former managers of a Big Dig contractor pleaded guilty Wednesday to being part of a conspiracy to deliver substandard concrete to the massive highway project.

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Judge questions photo releases in Boston corruption cases against ex-Sen., city councilor

Judge queries feds’ photo releases in Boston cases

BOSTON — A federal judge has ordered prosecutors to produce affidavits explaining why photographs were released and any news conferences held following the arrests of two Boston politicians on corruption charges.

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Reputed New England mob figure ‘The Cheeseman’ pleads guilty in Big Dig bribery case

Reputed mob boss pleads guilty in Mass. bribe case

BOSTON — The reputed underboss of the New England mob has pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges in a plea deal that will send him to prison for six years.

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