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Submission + - RIAA trial verdict is in: jury finds Thomas liable ( 1

jdogs60 writes: "Duluth, Minnesota — After just four hours of deliberation and two days of testimony, a jury found that Jammie Thomas was liable for infringing the record labels' copyrights on all 24 the 24 recordings at issue in the case of Capitol Records v. Jammie Thomas. The jury awarded $9,250 in statutory damages per song, after finding that the infringement was "willful," out of a possible total of $150,000 per song. The grand total? $222,000 in damages."
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RIAA trial verdict is in: jury finds Thomas liable

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  • Looks like I just found another reason to hate the RIAA with every fibre of my being.

    Great. Now I'm really torn about whether or not I should ever buy a record again. On the one hand, it's physical evidence that I own a copy of the music, and am therefore justified in having a digital copy (for now.. Fair dealing's a little more liberal in Canada than fair use, but only as long as certain legislation doesn't go through the House of Commons..), but on the other hand, it's delivering money right into the ha

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