Jury Sets Award In Piracy Case
There’s been another ruling in a case in which a Minnesota woman was accused by the recording industry of sharing 24 songs over the Internet.
A federal jury in Minneapolis has decided that Jammie Thomas-Rasset has to pay the Recording Industry Association of America $1.5 million — or $62,500 per song. Last year a federal jury found that Thomas-Rasset willfully violated the copyrights on the songs — and was ordered to pay nearly $2 million in damages. A federal judge reduced the verdict to about $54,000 in damages — and the RIAA went back to court after rejecting the reduced penalty.