Perp writes: Ending a few days of speculation, Jammie Thomas has decided to appeal last week's $222,000 copyright infringement verdict. 'The basis of her appeal will be jury instruction no. 15, which told the jurors that they could find Thomas liable for copyright infringement if she made the recordings available over a file-sharing network, "regardless of whether actual distribution has been shown." The "making available" argument is a contentious one... and judges have gone both ways on this issue. The question of whether making a file available over a P2P network falls under the category of distribution as defined by the Copyright Act is by no means settled in the eyes of the law.' Thomas has also begun accepting donations to cover her legal expenses.