Woman fined $1.9 million for illegal downloads
June 18th, 2009, 07:57 PM ET By Elianne Friend, CNN
(CNN) — "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.
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."
BetaNews: Jammie Thomas-Rasset infringed, says jury; fined $80,000 / song