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    Woman illegally downloads 24 songs, fined to tune of $1.9 million!!!

    They're kiddin'... right? That's the last time I download a Gloria Estefan song.

    (CNN) -- A federal jury Thursday found a 32-year-old Minnesota woman guilty of illegally downloading music from the Internet and fined her $80,000 each -- a total of $1.9 million -- for 24 songs.

    Jammie Thomas-Rasset's case was the first such copyright infringement case to go to trial in the United States, her attorney said.

    Attorney Joe Sibley said that his client was shocked at fine, noting that the price tag on the songs she downloaded was 99 cents.

    She plans to appeal, he said.

    Cara Duckworth, a spokeswoman for the Recording Industry Association of America, said the RIIA was "pleased that the jury agreed with the evidence and found the defendant liable."

    "We appreciate the jury's service and that they take this as seriously as we do," she said.

    Thomas-Rasset downloaded work by artists such as No Doubt, Linkin Park, Gloria Estefan and Sheryl Crow.

    This was the second trial for Thomas-Rasset. The judge ordered a retrial in 2007 after there was an error in the wording of jury instructions.

    The fines jumped considerably from the first trial, which granted just $22,000 to the recording companies.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/06/18/...ine/index.html
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    Like they're really gonna get $1.9 million from this person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bono Vox View Post

    (CNN) -- A federal jury Thursday found a 32-year-old Minnesota woman guilty of illegally downloading music from the Internet and fined her $80,000 each -- a total of $1.9 million -- for 24 songs

    Thomas-Rasset downloaded work by artists such as No Doubt, Linkin Park, Gloria Estefan and Sheryl Crow.
    Fuck 'er..that's what you get for liking Sheryl Crow and Gloria Estefan.

    And just for the record; I have never ever, ever, ever illegally downloaded music
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    Bono Vox: Poetic, Political, extremely generous and just a tiny bit egomaniacal.

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    "Will there be a Van Halen reunion? “I have hope and faith, and that’s more than just the name of a couple of strippers from Albuquerque” -David Lee Roth

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    "“We had a lot of fun on the tour – Dave was a blast. And next time we go out, we’re going to have some new stuff, too. I’m looking forward to getting on it. I’ve got tons of music written, such a variety of stuff… Actually, next week or the week after, Wolfie, Alex, and I are gonna start jamming. Maybe we’ll give Dave a call and see what he’s up to.” - Edward Van Halen ~ 2009


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