Women Fined $3 Million For Sharing 24 Songs Illegally

Postby Tama on Fri 19/Jun/09 3:29pm

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digit ... sic-online wrote:A replay of the USA's only file-sharing case to go to trial has ended with the same result - a Minnesota woman was found to have violated music copyrights and must pay huge damages to the recording industry.

A US federal jury ruled Thursday that Jammie Thomas-Rasset willfully violated the copyrights on 24 songs, and awarded recording companies US$1.92 million (NZ$3 million), or US$80,000 (NZ$125,000) per song.

Thomas-Rasset's second trial actually turned out worse for her. When a different federal jury heard her case in 2007, it hit Thomas-Rasset with a US$222,000 judgment.

The new trial was ordered after the judge in the case decided he had erred in giving jury instructions.

Thomas-Rasset sat glumly with her chin in hand as she heard the jury's finding of willful infringement, which increased the potential penalty. She raised her eyebrows in surprise when the jury's penalty of US$80,000 per song was read.

Outside the courtroom, she called the $1.92 million figure "kind of ridiculous" but expressed resignation over the decision.

"There's no way they're ever going to get that," said Thomas-Rasset, a 32-year-old mother of four from the central Minnesota city of Brainerd. "I'm a mom, limited means, so I'm not going to worry about it now."

Well that's a moral victory.


P.S. Heh heh - Brainerd = Fargo :thumbsup:
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Re: Women Fined $3 Million For Sharing 24 Songs Illegally

Postby slidecontrol on Fri 19/Jun/09 3:36pm

yikes! who was on the jury? Metallica? :blink:
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Re: Women Fined $3 Million For Sharing 24 Songs Illegally

Postby dicks-naughty-account on Fri 19/Jun/09 3:39pm

slidecontrol wrote:yikes! who was on the jury? Metallica? :blink:

:D
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Re: Women Fined $3 Million For Sharing 24 Songs Illegally

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 19/Jun/09 4:10pm

Lars' hair extensions ARE VERY EXPENSIVE HE HAS TO USE HUMAN FOETAL TISSUE
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Re: Women Fined $3 Million For Sharing 24 Songs Illegally

Postby Stun on Fri 19/Jun/09 9:11pm

Haha - It doesn't mention just how many copies of the songs she distributed. :eh:
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