Rocker Alanis Morissette has won $8,965 (GBP4,980) from a Finnish bootlegger convicted of putting unauthorised recordings of her concerts on the internet.

The 24-year-old man has swapped over 1,900 copies of the illegal tapings online between 1999 and 2003 with fellow bootleggers.

Even though he made no profit from the venture, the court ordered him to compensate the IRONIC hitmaker.

According to legal experts, the case is the first of it's kind in Europe and could open the door for other lawsuits of the same nature.

Previously only bootleggers seeking profit from their hobby have been fined so severely.

15/02/2004 10:55