Thursday, June 18, 2009

Woman fined $1.9 million for illegally downloading music

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.

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As if the record industry wasn't dying already, they go and do this.

9 comments:

bluepitbull said...

Lars Ulrich will be diabolically, fiendishly happy. Hey she had to know better.

At this rate, we can balance the budget!!!!

James' Muse said...

The RIAA is a privately owned business. And if I remember correctly, it was her daughter that downloaded it. Even so, $1.9 mil? Insane.

bluepitbull said...

roger that

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James' Muse said...

Its actually a different blog...not sure who wrote it.

bluepitbull said...

Not to stray too far off track, but it's her that's making personal attacks. If she starts something and can't finish it, that should show you all that you need to know about the liberals in this country.

James' Muse said...

Like I've said before, I see it a lot on both sides. I just had to delete two comments from Eric's Eyes below because he came here to attack me personally...

bluepitbull said...

That just goes to show that I have no control over that. I never sanctioned attacks on anyone, least of all, you.

Did you get my email response?

James' Muse said...

From yesterday? Yeah, I wrote back.