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$1.5 MILLION FINE FOR DOWNLOADING 24 SONGS

Jammie Thomas-Rasset has been dealt another setback in her long-running court battle over sharing 24 songs illegally online. CNet reports that she has lost her latest court battle, with a Minneapolis jury decided that Thomas-Rasset is liable for $1.5 million in copyright infringement damages to Capitol Records. This breaks down to $62,500 per song.

The RIAA was pleased with the decision and said in a statement, “We are again thankful to the jury for its service in this matter and that they recognized the severity of the defendant’s misconduct. Now with three jury decisions behind us along with a clear affirmation of Ms. Thomas-Rasset’s willful liability, it is our hope that she finally accepts responsibility for her actions.”

Thomas-Rasset is expected to appeal the decision. One of her attorneys told CNet, “The fight continues.”

This is Thomas-Rasset’s third trial in her ongoing fight against charges of illegal file sharing.


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