News: RIAA wins first ever file sharing case to go to trial, awarded $222,000

road-runner - October 4, 2007 05:06PM in General News

Jammie Thomas, a single mother from Minnesota, accused of making available 24 songs on Kazaa, was found liable for willful copyright infringement and awarded the RIAA plaintiffs $222,000 that's $9,250 for each song. The RIAA plaintiffs weren't required to show that Thomas had a file-sharing program installed on her machine or that she was even the person using the Kazaa account in question. Of course, this is just one case and there's always the possibility of appeal, but anything that emboldens the RIAA's litigation team is never good for the general public.