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Juror Calls RIAA Defendant a Liar

Jurors Calls RIAA Defendant a LiarThings just got a little tougher for Jamie Thomas, the mom of two who was recently fined $220,000 by a court for illegally sharing copyrighted music. Yesterday, Thomas pledged to appeal the verdict that ordered her to pay nearly $10,000 to the RIAA for each of the 24 songs she was accused of sharing. But, judging by comments made by one juror who is speaking out, Thomas' appeal doesn't look too promising.

According to juror Michael Hegg, the jury simply didn't believe her defense. The unanimous response to Thomas' claim that her personal information had been stolen was, "Oh my God, you got to be kidding." Hegg goes on to call Thomas a liar after it was revealed that she turned over a different hard drive to RIAA investigators than the one she used to download music. "There was no defense," Hegg says. "Her defense sucked."

Thomas should actually consider herself lucky. During deliberations, Hegg claims, some of the jurors wanted to fine her the maximum amount allowed, which would have been $150,000 per track for a total of $3.6 million. That's a whole lot of "I'm sorry."


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