8th Circuit tells Mille Lacs woman to pay in music sharing suit
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians
owes $220,000 to record companies for sharing copyrighted material over the Internet, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Thomas-Rasset was the first person to go on trial for sharing music online. After three trials, she was found guilty by a jury for sharing 24 songs and told to pay $1.5 million.
A federal judge lowered the amount to $54,000. On appeal, the 8th Circuit reinstated an award of $222,000 to the record companies.
The award represents $9,250 for each song that was shared online.
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Appeals court says Minn. woman owes record companies $222,000 for copyright violations
8th Circuit Court of Appeals:
Capitol Records v. Jammie Thomas-Rasset
(September 11, 2011)
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