Kazaa file sharing costs woman $222,000

October 4, 2007 at 8:59 pm | Posted in RIAA | Leave a comment

The first RIAA case to go to trial ended today. The jury awarded the recording companies $9,250 per song for 24 songs.

Duluth, Minnesota — After just four hours of deliberation and two days of testimony, a jury found that Jammie Thomas was liable for infringing the record labels’ copyrights on all 24 the 24 recordings at issue in the case of Capitol Records v. Jammie Thomas. The jury awarded $9,250 in statutory damages per song, after finding that the infringement was “willful,” out of a possible total of $150,000 per song. The grand total? $222,000 in damages.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20071004-verdict-is-in.html

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