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8th Circuit Upholds $220,000 Verdict In Jammie Thomas Case 285

Posted by Soulskill
from the more-expensive-than-itunes dept.
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit has upheld the initial jury verdict in the case against Jammie Thomas, Capitol Records v. Jammie Thomas-Rasset. This case was the first jury trial for a file-sharing suit brought by the major record labels, and focused on copyright infringement for 24 songs. The Court of Appeals has ruled that the award of $220,000, or $9250 per song, was not an unconstitutional violation of Due Process. The Court, in its 18-page decision (PDF), declined to reach the 'making available' issue, for procedural reasons."
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8th Circuit Upholds $220,000 Verdict In Jammie Thomas Case

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