Blame it on the boogie

By Lawyers Weekly|03 March 2012

ONE 32-year-old has learnt the crimes of copyright the hard way, by being told by a US court that she owes US recording companies $US1.92 million ($2.39 million). The Minneapolis federal jury…

ONE 32-year-old has learnt the crimes of copyright the hard way, by being told by a US court that she owes US recording companies $US1.92 million ($2.39 million).

Advertisement
Advertisement

The Minneapolis federal jury came down hard on mother of four Jammie Thomas-Rasset for the 24 songs downloaded - iTunes may have asked for a little more than $US1 a song, but the Minneapolis court demanded $US80,000 a piece.

Still, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Thomas-Rasset is full of heart, and appears ready to fight the big boys all the way on the decision. "The only thing I can say is 'Good luck getting it from me'," she said after hearing the decision.

SPONSORED CONTENT

The result comes following much hard work by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) which has already raised more than 30,000 suits against alleged file-sharers. Thomas-Rasset is the first case to get far enough off the ground to reach the judgment of a jury trial. Needless to say, the RIAA wants to make sure this decision remains swinging in their favour.

Blame it on the boogie
Intro image
lawyersweekly logo
SME Law

latest

Partners share significance of WHS shake-up

Partners share significance of WHS shake-up

Brisbane

Brisbane firm fails to pause compensation hearing pending negligence suit

Sale of Aegis Correctional Partnership to AMP completed

Sale of Aegis Correctional Partnership to AMP completed

Swaab makes 3 senior appointments

Swaab makes 3 senior appointments

FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network