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Submission + - RIAA award gains 10 pounds on Camara (crn.com)

Anonymous Coward writes: "Anyone remember that young Harvard graduate going up against the Goliath RIAA with his sling cocked and rocks loaded? Well it turns out he may have been less than helpful. At the conclusion of Ms. Jammie Thomas-Rasset case against the RIAA, the first time, the jury awarded $220,000 in damages. On Retrial, it was much worse. Today's verdict? 1.92 million. Nice work Mr. Camara. Perhaps the jury did not like the slick legal work of Mr. Camara as much as everyone though they would. Despite this crushing second defeat Jammie remains upbeat commenting:"The only thing I can say is good luck trying to get it, because you can't get blood out of a turnip." Perhaps Mr. Camara has preserved some issues for appeal, only time will tell. One thing we do know for sure, 1.92 million is a tad larger than $220,000. The good news? The cost per infringed song continues its march to the stratosphere, in this case $9,250, and as the RIAA continues to increase this number, the more likely to offend the common sense of everyday Americans."

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