Record Cos. Win $2M In File-Sharing Copyright Case

Law360, New York (June 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A jury has ordered Jammie Thomas-Rasset, the target of the first Recording Industry Association of America copyright case over online file-sharing to go to trial, to pay $1.92 million in damages in connection with 24 songs she allegedly downloaded and distributed through the file-sharing application Kazaa.

The jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on Thursday found that Thomas-Rasset infringed the copyrights for 24 songs, including Guns n' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle," Aerosmith's "Cryin'" and Vanessa Williams' "Save the Best for...
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