Monday March 18, 2013

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear File-Sharing Case

It looks like Jammie Thomas' luck has finally run out. It's astounding how this went from a $3,500 shakedown to $222,000 in damages, then $1.9M, then down to $54,000 and finally back up to $222,000. frown

The music industry filed thousands of lawsuits in the early to mid-2000s against people it accused of downloading music without permission and without paying for it. Almost all the cases settled for about $3,500 apiece. Thomas-Rasset is one of only two defendants who refused to pay and went to trial. The other was former Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum, who also lost and was ordered to pay $675,000.