Jammie Thomas-Rasset has endured a long legal battle with the recording industry ever since she was accused of illegally downloading files in 2006. Her case took another turn for the worse yesterday, after a Minneapolis jury decided -- in her third trial -- that she was liable for $1.5 million in copyright infringement damages to Capitol Records. The Minnesota woman was ordered to pay the...
Jammie Thomas-Rasset didn't know how good she had it. Back in 2007, the Minnesota mother made national headlines as the first person sued by the RIAA for copyright infringement to actually take the case to trial (instead of settling out of court), after she was charged with downloading copyrighted songs through the P2P network, Kazaa. At the trial's conclusion, Thomas-Rasset was found guilty of...
The 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...
Things 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...
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