$2m file-sharing fine slashed to $54000

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by MIG-31, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    75,875
    Likes Received:
    2,616
    Trophy Points:
    153
    An American woman told to pay $2m (£1.23m) for sharing 24 songs over the internet has had her fine slashed.
    Following an appeal, Jammie Thomas-Rasset has now been ordered to pay the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) $54,000 (£33,420).

    The judge who reduced the fine said the original multi-million dollar claim by the industry body was "monstrous".
    _____________
    Source: BBC News
     
  2. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2004
    Messages:
    11,240
    Likes Received:
    2,531
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Well, that's way more reasonable, though at $2000 per song, she didn't really get off cheaply. The minimum fine for her transgression is $18000, but according to the current verdict she has to pay three times as much.
     
  3. comp_ali

    comp_ali Sniper

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    10,427
    Likes Received:
    281
    Trophy Points:
    108
    2m$ , the industry body wanted to fine the lady. OK , you want to play dirt and slaughter one person to threaten the others.
    Glad I don't live there . If I , and I happened to be in her place and the judge ordered me to pay 2m$ , I'd rather spend my whole live in the prison and never pay a penny for them.

    Slaughters FTH (for the hell).

    Edit :
    Screw civilization if that will be the case. I hope they are as tough on the real criminals and robbers though I am sure they aren't.
     
  4. YAYitsAndrew

    YAYitsAndrew Anti-Piracy Poster Boy

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    2,572
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I wonder what her legal fees are after 3 years
     
  5. iPlayer

    iPlayer Filled with noobsauce

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,330
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    0
    At least one of her lawyers were working pro bono.
     
  6. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Messages:
    13,745
    Likes Received:
    1,517
    Trophy Points:
    138
    She probablly paid them with free music downloads.... :hmm:
     

Share This Page

visited