Jammie Thomas Found Liable For Copyright Infringement With $1.92 Million Penalty
Jammie Thomas of Minnesota was found liable for 24 acts of copyright infringement with damages worth $1.92 million. Jammie had a new trial and a new lawyer after she was unable to pay her previous lawyer. The copyright material belonged to four major record labels.
Kiwi Camara was Thomas’ lawyer in the case and he was angry when he found out there was an $80,000 per song damage awarded to the labels. He believed that $750 per song was more reasonable. Thomas was shocked by the verdict but believed the jury did their job.
“I’m not going to hold it against them.” added Thomas but said that the recording industry probably won’t end up getting the money. “Good luck trying to get it from me… it’s like squeezing blood from a turnip.”
However RIAA spokesperson Cara Duckworth said that the recording industry was willing to settle on the case. A proposed settlement has not yet been made. Camara and Harvard professor Charles Nesson still plan on filing a class-action lawsuit against the RIAA.
[via Ars Technica]This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry