Judge Tosses Verdict In P2P File-Sharing Case

Law360, New York (September 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge in Minnesota has thrown out the October 2007 verdict in the first peer-to-peer file-sharing copyright infringement case to reach a jury, granting a new trial to defendant Jammie Thomas, who had previously been on the hook for $222,000 in damages.

Judge Michael Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota handed down a 44-page memorandum and order on Thursday, vacating the verdict and judgment and imploring Congress to amend the Copyright Act to address liability and damages in peer-to-peer network...
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