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Jury penalises music file-sharer

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by gkd_uk, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    A court in the US has ordered a woman to pay $222,000 (£109,000) in damages for illegally file-sharing music.
    The jury ordered Jammie Thomas, 32, from Minnesota, to pay for offering to share 24 specific songs online - a cost of $9,250 per song.

    Record companies said she had illegally shared a total of 1,702 songs.

    Ms Thomas, who denied the charges, was the first person accused of illegal file-sharing who decided to fight the case in court.

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