Capitol, Others' $1.5M Award Cut In File-Sharing Case

Law360, New York (July 22, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Friday slashed the damages awarded to Capitol Records Inc. and other recording industry giants in a copyright case against a woman they accused of illegally downloading music, reducing a jury's $1.5 million penalty to $54,000.

U.S. District Judge Michael Davis cut the award against Jammie Thomas-Rasset, who was the first defendant to take a Recording Industry Association of America file-sharing case to trial, to the constitutional maximum of $2,250 for each of the 24 songs she was found to have illegally...
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