A Minnesota woman's $220,000 fine for illegally downloading music files is expected to set a precedent for other recording industry lawsuits, a music lawyer suggests.
The Recording Industry Association of America won its first trial this week when a jury ordered Jammie Thomas of Duluth, Minnesota to pay $220,000 to six separate record companies -- Sony BMG, Arista Records, Interscope Records, UMG Recordings, Capitol Records, and Warner Bros. Records. The amount covers 24 copyrighted songs illegally downloaded on her computer.
Yikes!! a lawsuit for 24 songs...