Woman Ordered To Pay $1.92 Million For File Sharing


Oh, here come the music Nazis.
A single mother from the United States has been ordered to pay $1.92 million US for downloading and sharing 24 tracks of music from the internet.
Jammie Thomas-Rasset a single mother of four has been ordered to pay a fine for violation of copyright after RIAA executives had filed suit against her.

She says, “good luck, you can’t get blood from a turnip”.
RIAA executives say they are prepared to make a deal with her.



  1. Anonymous
    Posted June 19, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    According to Times Online. "The recording companies accused Thomas-Rasset of offering 1,700 songs on Kazaa as of February 2005, before the company became a legal music subscription service after a settlement with entertainment companies. The music industry tried to prove only 24 exemplary infringements."

    This is no casual downloader. She's a copyright infringement industry.

    Fact — She infringed on copyright. That's a crime.
    Fact — She was convicted – by a jury.
    Fact — The financial penalty was awarded – by a jury.

    This isn't some government kangaroo court. Twelve people randomly chosen from the public convicted her and awarded the settlement.

    Useless, irrelevant fact — She's a single mother of four. So what?

  2. Anonymous
    Posted June 19, 2009 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Funny how the music nazi apologists come out…

    Fact — 1700 songs is not an "industry."
    Fact — These are compressed, low-quality versions, not actual CDs.
    Fact — These were not resold and there was no profit.

    This won't send a message to anyone — they'll just stop using kazaa and move to encrypted bitorrent.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted June 19, 2009 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Apologist my ass. Copyright infringement is theft. She's a thief and a convicted one at that. You're the one that's making excuses for her activities. Who's the apologist?

    You want free music? Learn to play an instrument. If you want to enjoy the fruits of someone else's labours be prepared to pay for it.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted June 19, 2009 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    I encounter people here in Canada in our own city and surrounding areas that have been nabbed. There is more of this happening in our area than you think. I try to warn lots about this and some have listened and some have not. And some have gotten nabbed after I have warned them and they wish they had took my advice.

    Example here from a friend of mine who got nabbed and he was using BitTorrent.

    Took out any identifying info but you will get the idea. Also a long letter was with this info giving him a web site to go to and respond.

    Evidentiary Information:
    Recent Infringement Timestamp: XX Feb 200X 20:47:52 GMT
    Infringed Work: XXXXXXXXX
    Infringing FileName: XXXX
    Infringing FileSize: XXXX
    Protocol: BitTorrent
    Infringing URL: XXXX
    Infringers IP Address:
    Infringer's DNS Name: XXXX
    Infringer's User Name: XXXX
    Initial Infringement Timestamp: XX Feb 200X 20:47:52 GMT

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