File Sharing Penalty Reduced For Mother of Four

CheeseMan42 - January 22, 2010 07:16PM in Copyright Infringers

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.