RIAA Wins $1.5M Judgment Against File-Sharer

November 5, 2010 -

The Recording Industry Association of America has won a major victory over defendant Jammie Thomas-Rasset, who lost her retrial. You may know Rasset as the woman who was ordered to pay a ridiculous amount of money for downloading MP3's. She has been ordered to pay $1.5 million, or $62,500 fine per shared song, for 24 songs she shared via Kazaa. This week an appeals court reaffirmed the judgment that the RIAA was awarded back in 2006 by a Minneapolis jury.

Thomas-Rasset’s legal team has already announced that they will file a new appeal. The RIAA says that it will not give the money to the artists whose rights were infringed, instead using the money for its anti-piracy campaigns. Interesting.

Source: TorrentFreak

Posted in

Comments

Re: RIAA Wins $1.5M Judgment Against File-Sharer

"The RIAA says that it will not give the money to the artists whose rights were infringed, instead using the money for its anti-piracy campaigns. Interesting."

The flesh of the dead, eaten by the zombies, will not be digested to help the zombies survive, as they are already dead and thus have no digestive systems, but some of the remnants of the dead being eaten will themselves become zombies in order to devour more of the living.

Re: RIAA Wins $1.5M Judgment Against File-Sharer

  The RIAA: finding ways to legally cheat artists out of their money since 1952

Re: RIAA Wins $1.5M Judgment Against File-Sharer

The RIAA says that it will not give the money to the artists whose rights were infringed, instead using the money for its anti-piracy campaigns.

But isn't this suit on the behalf of the artists who were so egregiously wronged by the file sharing? What about their restitution from this dangerous, damaging sharing of their works? How will they pay their bills?

Re: RIAA Wins $1.5M Judgment Against File-Sharer

Like they're going to get any money.

Ever heard the phrase you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip?

Re: RIAA Wins $1.5M Judgment Against File-Sharer

Yet another whose life and probably the lives of her children and grandchildren being ruined for good.

This is past ridiculous.

Re: RIAA Wins $1.5M Judgment Against File-Sharer

The RIAA says that it will not give the money to the artists whose rights were infringed, instead using the money for its anti-piracy campaigns.

Much as I dislike piracy, this is one of the many reasons why I don't like the RIAA either, and I'm certain I'm not the only one who feels this way. They really need to re-think their methods.

Re: RIAA Wins $1.5M Judgment Against File-Sharer

The RIAA said they won't do trails like this again, where they send letters asking for "settlements" or else they will go to court. But they will finish what they started. Kind of sad for Jammie Thomas-Rasset, who most likely will not end up paying anything near $1.5 million, but be bankrupted all the same.

Plus this court case is ridiculous to me, $62,500 per song (24 total)feels way overboard, and I suspect that the judge would have thrown out this jury rulling if the appeal wasn't filed yet.

Re: RIAA Wins $1.5M Judgment Against File-Sharer

A judge already drastically reduced the amount after the first trial, but then a mistrial was declared and they started over.  It'll be reduced again on appeal.

I'm not a big fan of Thomas-Rasset, but I'm glad she's hanging in there.  I'd really like to see the courts establish fair limits on damages like in BMW v Gore...

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Will Code Avarice's Paranautical Activity make its way back onto Steam?:

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
MechaCrashThe guy who got the knife is the one who advocated doxxing, by the way, and was getting court documents about Zoe Quinn so he could publicly post them. It doesn't make what happened to him right, but he deserves no sympathy.10/25/2014 - 12:42pm
TechnogeekNo, that's a pretty shitty thing to do and I fully support the responsible parties getting a visit from the relevant legal authorities.10/25/2014 - 12:17pm
Neo_DrKefkaSomeone anyone tell me how two wrongs somehow make a right? This is becoming exhausting and both sides are out of there minds!10/25/2014 - 11:40am
Neo_DrKefkaSo two GamerGate supporters received a knife and syringe in the mail today. The same GamerGate supporters who said how awful it was were seen in other tweets gathering lists and sending our similar threats or harassment to shut down the other side....10/25/2014 - 11:36am
NeenekoJust look at how interviews are handled. Media tends to pit someone who is at best a journalist, but usually entertainer, against an expert, and it is presented and percieved as if they are equals.10/25/2014 - 7:38am
Neeneko@MC - Focusing on perpetrator does nothing for prevention, the media and public lack the domain knowledge and event details to draw any useful conclusions. All we get are armchair risk experts.10/25/2014 - 7:36am
Neeneko@AE - no name or picture, I like it.10/25/2014 - 7:34am
PHX Corp@MW and AE The news media needs to stop promoting the Shooters. period10/25/2014 - 7:16am
Andrew EisenWhen I write about these massacres, I don't use the shooter's name or picture. I'm not saying everyone has to play it that way but that's how I prefer to do it.10/25/2014 - 12:44am
Andrew EisenYep, it's why the news media stopped spotlighting numbnuts who run out on the field during sporting events.10/25/2014 - 12:01am
Matthew Wilsonin media research its called the copycat effect. it simply says that if the news covers one mass shooting shooter, it increases the likelihood of another person going on a mass shooting.10/25/2014 - 12:00am
Andrew EisenAgreed. It bugs me that I know the names, faces and personal histories of a bunch of mass shooters but I couldn't tell you the name of or recognize a photo of a single one of their victims.10/24/2014 - 11:51pm
AvalongodAgree with Quiknkold. @Mecha...if that worked we would have figured out how to prevent these long ago.10/24/2014 - 11:32pm
MechaCrashUnfortunately, you have to focus on the perpetrator to figure out the whys so you can try to prevent it from happening again.10/24/2014 - 10:55pm
quiknkoldpoor girl. poor victims. rather focus on them then the shooter. giving too much thought to the monster takes away from the victims.10/24/2014 - 10:15pm
Andrew EisenFor what it's worth, early reports are painting the motive as "he was pissed that a particular girl wouldn't date him."10/24/2014 - 10:12pm
quiknkoldwell then I suck as a man cause I ask for help when necessary :P10/24/2014 - 10:07pm
Technogeek(That said, mostly I was making the smartass evopsych comment because your post seemed like the kind of just-so story that has come to dominate 99% of its usage.)10/24/2014 - 10:04pm
TechnogeekHell, Liam Neeson built his modern career around it. Cultural factors likely play a far greater role than you appear willing to admit.10/24/2014 - 10:03pm
TechnogeekSeriously, though, the idea of "because women are protectors and that's why they never commit school shootings" is, at best, grossly overreductive. There's nothing inherently feminine about being willing to kill in order to protect one's offspring.10/24/2014 - 10:03pm
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician