Law Forum : File Sharing

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Jury rules against Minn. woman in download case
    By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 16 mins ago

    MINNEAPOLIS – A replay of the nation's only file-sharing case to go to trial has ended with the same result — a Minnesota woman was found to have violated music copyrights and must pay huge damages to the recording industry.

    A federal jury ruled Thursday that Jammie Thomas-Rasset willfully violated the copyrights on 24 songs, and awarded recording companies $1.92 million, or $80,000 per song.

    Thomas-Rasset's second trial actually turned out worse for her. When a different federal jury heard her case in 2007, it hit Thomas-Rasset with a $222,000 judgment.

    The new trial was ordered after the judge in the case decided he had erred in giving jury instructions.

    Thomas-Rasset sat glumly with her chin in hand as she heard the jury's finding of willful infringement, which increased the potential penalty. She raised her eyebrows in surprise when the jury's penalty of $80,000 per song was read.
    Outside the courtroom, she called the $1.92 million figure "kind of ridiculous" but expressed resignation over the decision.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_tec_music_downloading
     
  2. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Sister CherryBlossom ... i've edited your post above. Please review the rules - specifically #2 - destee.com/rules - as you are in violation.

    I do appreciate you sharing this with us. I know many that do share files over the Internet, though it's not something i ever got into.

    Be careful yall!

    Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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