Thursday, October 4, 2007

woman loses Kazaa file-sharing case

DULUTH, Minn. —

...a federal jury found a Minnesota woman shared copyrighted music online and levied $222,000 in damages against her.

The jury ordered Jammie Thomas, 30, to pay the six record companies that sued her $9,250 for each of 24 songs they focused on in the case. They had alleged she shared 1,702 songs online in violation of their copyrights.

...her attorney, Brian Toder...

...Richard Gabriel, the lead attorney for the music companies.

...the record companies accused Thomas of downloading the songs without permission and offering them online through a Kazaa file-sharing account. Thomas denied wrongdoing and testified that she didn’t have a Kazaa account.

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