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File Sharing Penalty Reduced For Mother of Four

Category: Copyright Infringers
Posted: January 22, 2010 07:16PM
Author: CheeseMan42

The 32 year old mother, Jammie Thomas-Rasset, was ordered to pay a nearly $2 million penalty for infringing the copyright of 24 songs. A judge has just ruled that the penalty was shocking, drastically reducing the fine. The initial ruling of $80,000 per song has been reduced to a little over $2,000. Rasset has stated that she still won't be able to come up with the money to pay this reduced penalty, as she doesn't make much money. Joel Tenenbaum, the other file sharer to go to court with the RIAA shouldn't get too excited, as there is no requirement that the same leniency is applied to his case.



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RHKCommander959 on January 22, 2010 10:38PM
Still making an example of her... An average CD costs between 6$ and 15$ and has anywhere up to a couple dozen songs - a reasonable fee would be a couple dollars per song not thousands...
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Nahuel on January 23, 2010 01:19AM
Unbelievable!!! ...
Union Of V on January 23, 2010 01:27AM
@RHKCommander959 Exactly. If someone stole a few albums from a shop would they ever be fined so much? I think the justice system is in a worse position than the music industry if they continuously err on the side of large corporations like Sony BMG.
Flibo on January 23, 2010 03:33PM
And this creates such a great picture of the record industry. What the hell are they thinking?
Zertz on January 23, 2010 04:00PM
These guys are retarded, what do they think they achieved from this ruling? Absolutely nothing. People are still "sharing" terabytes upon terabytes of data with no sign of slowing down.

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