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Wednesday June 24, 2009 5:11 pm

Woman Charged Heavily for Downloads


Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Editorial, Internet, Music


RIAA logoBack in October of 2007, Jammie Thomas-Rasset was charged with copyright infringement of 24 songs and decided to fight the Recording Industry Association of America and Capitol Records instead of settling. But now a jury has decided that she is guilty and must pay 1.92 million dollars, which comes out to about $80,000 per tune. While it is possible that the RIAA may still settle for less, Ms. Thomas-Rasset is only the first of 20,000 that may be brought to court and is certainly being used to tell us all that her action was a no-no bigtime.


Read More | Mashable

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While she was wrong for downloading and making it available to others the penalty seems far more severe then the results of her crime.


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