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Court Reduces ‘Shocking’ File Sharing Award

Travelsonic

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Court Reduces ‘Shocking’ File Sharing Award

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A federal judge on Friday reduced a $1.92 million file sharing verdict to $54,000 after concluding the award for infringing 24 songs was “shocking.”

A federal jury in June found Jammie Thomas-Rasset liable in what at the time was the nation’s only Recording Industry Association of America file sharing case against an individual to go to trial. The Minnesota federal jury dinged her $1.92 million for infringing 24 songs. She asked the judge to set aside or reduce that $80,000 per song in damages.

U.S. District Judge Michael Davis agreed on Friday, and said the RIAA may have a retrial if it does not accept his ruling.

Read More Court Reduces ‘Shocking’ File Sharing Award | Threat Level | Wired.com

Thank god common sense still exists in some form.
 

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I would like to see the RIAA prove that her actions cost them even $54,000.
 

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Last I checked you can purchase a song for 99 cents or less so $2,250($54,000 divided 24) per song is still excessive. We do not execute people for shoplifting a candy bay or send someone to prison for the rest of their lives for speeding. Clearly this is a violation of the 8th amendment.


Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
 
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