The New York Times reports that a Minnesota woman has been ordered by a federal jury to pay $1.92 million to several major record labels for illegally sharing 24 songs on Kazaa. For those of you doing the math at home, that’s roughly $80,000 per song. At her original trial in 2007, 32-year-old Jammie Thomas-Rasset was ordered to pay $222,000 – a mere $9,250 per song. The jury in the retrial was not as lenient. Over 35,000 have been sued by the RIAA in the past few years, but this is the only case to have gone to trial. The RIAA does not intend to collect the full amount, hoping to reach a settlement with the mother of two. After the trial, she told reporters there was no way she could have paid it anyway. “The only thing I can say is good luck trying to get it, because you can’t get blood out of a turnip.” MOM!
Major Labels Hate Moms
POSTED June 19, 2009 7:08PM IN THE TRIPWIRE