Woman Faces The Music, Loses Download Case

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Woman Faces The Music, Loses Download Case
Jury Finds Minn. Woman Violated Copyright Law, Orders Her To Pay Record Companies $220K

(AP) The recording industry won a key fight Thursday against illegal music downloading when a federal jury found a Minnesota woman shared copyrighted music online and levied $222,000 in damages against her.

Read the story here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/10/04/national/main3330186.shtml

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That is just ridiculous that they hit her that hard.
Karma should bit those jurors in the ass for awarding that much.

If you read the article, it says that she didn't just download the songs for herself - she was offering them on the web for public distribution.

I doubt she would have been hit as hard and/or used as an example if she had only downloaded for personal use.

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Sorry, it's still ridiculous. Piss on the entertainment industry. Their product is mostly trash any more anyway. And they make gazillions of dollars, so my heart will never bleed for them.

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Her suit was based on 24 songs, not thousands.
The program she used was a file sharing program, so yeah after downloading them those 24 songs would have been shared, thats how they work although its possible she didn't know that.
Either way, those 24 songs are not worth that kind of money.

The award that jury set in this case is economic rape. Its not like she's some rich corporate entity. She's a single mother, being sued by a rich corporate entity.
The jury, IMHO, just got itself a huge amount of bad karma for that judgement.
I hope her lawyers are already doing the paper work to appeal that amount.

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