According to The New York Times, Jammie Thomas of Brainerd, Minn., got caught in the Recording Industry’s net. She “shared” 24 songs on a file-swapping site and now faces a penalty of $222,000, thanks to a federal jury in Duluth.
The jury verdict, which called for $9,250 in damages for each of the 24 songs involved in the trial, came after brief deliberations.
In a statement after yesterday’s decision, the RIAA said, “The law here is clear, as are the consequences for breaking it.”
I’ve seen a lot of stupidity in my day, but this ranks high on the list.