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RIAA Win Fan Piracy Case

10/05/07
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(antiMusic) Recording Industry vs The People delivers some pretty big news "The first-ever jury trial for the RIAA, in Vrigin v. Thomas (renamed Capitol v. Thomas after Virgin Records withdrew from case), has resulted in a verdict against the defendant, Jammie Thomas, in the amount of $220,000." The fine was for 24 songs the RIAA claimed the defendant illegally made available online.

Recording Industry vs The People's editor added this opinion: I'm sorry to hear that Ms. Thomas lost, but I don't think the case is over by a long shot; the verdict -- based as it upon an entirely erroneous jury instruction going to the very heart of the case -- will almost definitely be set aside on appeal.

The heart of that claim comes from this report by the site: It appears that the RIAA lawyers forgot to notify Judge Karas, the presiding judge in , that a decision they'd sent him in August was vacated a week ago. Read more about both cases - here

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