Friday, June 19, 2009

In related news, my 2008 tax return was $26

RIAA Wins $1.92 Million Verdict In Music File-Sharing Case

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) could be $1.92 million richer after a federal jury Thursday ruled a Minnesota mother of four who downloaded 24 songs violated music copyrights.

The massive verdict in the nation's only filing-sharing case to go to trial, found Jammie Thomas-Rasset, 32, "committed willful violation" of the copyrights. The verdict was to the tune of $80,000 for each of the 24 songs Thomas-Rasset downloaded from the Kazaa file-sharing network. Among the downloaded songs were tunes by popular acts like Gloria Estefan, Sheryl Crow and Green Day.

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