Woman Fined $1.9 mil for Illegal Downloads

$1.9 million for illegally downloading 24 songs!  Wow, definitely glad I pay for my music these days… because really, was it worth it?  If you read on, she “downloaded work by artists such as No Doubt, Linkin Park, Gloria Estefan and Sheryl Crow.”   Yeah, definitely not worth it… probably not even worth the 99 cents in my opinion.

A federal jury Thursday found a 32-year-old Minnesota woman guilty of illegally downloading music from the Internet and fined her $80,000 each — a total of $1.9 million — for 24 songs

Illegal downloads of musical files will cost a Minnesota woman $1.9 million, a jury has decided.

Jammie Thomas-Rasset’s case was the first such copyright infringement case to go to trial in the United States, her attorney said.

Attorney Joe Sibley said that his client was shocked at the fine, noting that the price tag on the songs she downloaded was 99 cents.

Woman fined to tune of $1.9 million for illegal downloads


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