Woman ordered to pay 1.5 Million for illegal song downloads

Jammie Thomas originally shared 24 songs online via Kazaa in 2006. She was taken to court by the Music Industry and the RIAA and has been in and out of court since.

Today the jury decided that she had to pay a total of 1.5 Million dollars in damages for the songs she had downloaded which comes to 62.5k per song. The amount may seem rediculous to you guys but the RIAA is happy with this decision and said:

“We are again thankful to the jury for its service in this matter and that they recognized the severity of the defendant’s misconduct,” the RIAA said in a statement. “Now with three jury decisions behind us along with a clear affirmation of Ms. Thomas-Rasset’s willful liability, it is our hope that she finally accepts responsibility for her actions.”


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