In June 2009, a judge ruled that Jammie Thomas would have to pay $1.92 million to the music industry based on 24 acts of copyright infringement. “It would be unconstitutional to punish Mrs. Thomas for the generalized and widespread conduct of others,” stated Jamie Thomas-Rasset’s brief.
Thomas’ lawyers are asking the judge to lower the damage award based on the grounds that the amount was picked from the air. The due process is unclear about why the jury chose different dollar amounts for each song that was shared. One jury ruled $10,000 per song while another jury chose $80,000 per song.
More on this story as it develops.