Jammie Thomas loses $1.5 million verdict

This Minnesota woman has been fighting the recording industry over 24 songs she illegally downloaded and shared online four years ago, has lost another round in court.

Jammie Thomas-Rasset, the Minnesota woman who has been fighting the recording industry over 24 songs she illegally downloaded and shared online four years ago, has lost another round in court.

A jury in Minneapolis decided today that she was liable for $1.5 million in copyright infringement damages to Capitol Records, or $62,500 for each song she illegally shared in April 2006. The Recording Industry Association of America--the trade group that represents the four major music labels--applauded the verdict.

Thomas-Rasset is expected to appeal today's judgment before Michael Davis, the chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, who had previously slashed the original $1.9 million damage award in an earlier judgment against Thomas-Rasset. Thomas-Rasset orginally stood trial in 2007 and was ordered to pay a $222,000 fine but the judge admitted a mistake and called for a retrial.

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