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.
Illegal downloads of musical files will cost a Minnesota woman $1.9 million, a jury has decided.
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.
Неплохо! 1.9 миллиона зеленых за 24 песенки. Чем-то я не тем занимаюсь по жизни. Надо пойти работать в RIAA.
upd: CNN article is misleading – she has been charged for sharing these songs, not downloading them. Whatever.