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RIAA Defendant Appeals $220K Fine

RIAA Defendant Appeals $220K FineThe trials and tribulations just don't stop for RIAA lawsuit defendant Jammie Thomas -- or at least the trials, anyway. Ms. Thomas has officially filed her appeal to the findings of the lawsuit brought against her for illegal file sharing, citing "unconstitutionally excessive" damages. Jammie is asking that the RIAA fine her any actual damages it suffered rather than the seemingly arbitrary amount of $220,000, which she was earlier ordered to pay.

This appeal is certainly a step back from her initial pledge to fight the notion that simply sharing a song on a P2P network like Kazaa is actually illegal. Now, it seems her plan is simply to reduce the fine that she was assessed by the court. Given the feelings of one juror in the case, who called her a liar and that her "defense sucked," perhaps this is the smartest move.

Thomas' idea of fair? $151.20.

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