In 2007 the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) sued Minnesota mom Jammie Thomas-Rackett for illegally downloading 24 songs onto her personal computer. She lost the suit and was fined $220,000 by the jury. However, the Judge ordered a retrial based on a clerical error in the wording of jury instructions.
In the new trial the jury's verdict delivered today fined her $80,000 per song, for a total of $1.9 million.
Mrs. Thomas-Rackett is married with four kids and works on a Native American reservation.
As if the record industry wasn't dying already, they go and do this.