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The Day the Music Died - Mom to pay RIAA $222,000 NO.
by skullaria at 7:39 am EDT, Oct 5, 2007

It will be a cold day in HELL before I buy any more music - I won't even be going to see any concerts anymore either.

If it hurts the artists, so be it. They shouldn't be doing business with these asses EITHER.

RIAA is obsolete. WE do not need them -Artists do not need them.
THey are now hurting people, terrorizing people. As a corporate entity, they must die. Now, how do we accomplish that?

Will libraries now have to stop offering CDs as this makes music available to copy? Will they take the public libraries to court?
What about sites like

We need new laws as well. NOW.

"DULUTH, Minnesota -- Jammie Thomas, a single mother of two, was found liable Thursday for copyright infringement in the nation's first file-sharing case to go before a jury.

Twelve jurors here said the Minnesota woman must pay $9,250 for each of 24 shared songs that were the subject of the lawsuit, amounting to $222,000 in penalties.

They could have dinged her for up to $3.6 million in damages, or awarded as little as $18,000. She was found liable for infringing songs from bands such as Journey, Green Day, Aerosmith and others.

After the verdict was read, Thomas and her attorney left the courthouse without comment. The jurors also declined to talk to reporters.

The verdict, coming after two days of testimony and about five hours of deliberations, was a mixed victory for the RIAA, which has brought more than 20,000 lawsuits in the last four years as part of its zero-tolerance policy against pirating. The outcome is likely to embolden the RIAA, which began targeting individuals in lawsuits after concluding the legal system could not keep pace with the ever growing number of file-sharing sites and services.

"This is what can happen if you don't settle," RIAA attorney Richard Gabriel told reporters outside the courthouse. "I think we have sent a message we are willing to go to trial."

Still, it's unlikely the RIAA's courtroom victory will translate into a financial windfall or stop piracy, which the industry claims costs it billions in lost sales. Despite the thousands of lawsuits -- the majority of them settling while others have been dismissed or are pending -- the RIAA's litigation war on internet piracy has neither dented illegal, peer-to-peer file sharing or put much fear in the hearts of music swappers'

They didn't even have to prove she transferred anything - just...that she made it...available.

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