• MPAA Joins RIAA in “Monstrous” Jammie Thomas Appeal

    7 Jan 2012, 08:16 by Milkshake8

    In its appeal against the file-sharing Mom Jammie Thomas, the RIAA has asked the court to reinstate a massive fine which U.S. District Judge Michael Davis previously slashed because it was “monstrous and shocking.” The music group argues that awards as high as $1.5 million for sharing 24 songs are appropriate and constitutional. In their appeal, the RIAA is joined by the MPAA who also want to overthrow the standing verdict.

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    The battle between the RIAA and the file-sharing mother of four Jammie Thomas has turned into a numbers game.

    It all started in 2007 when a jury hit Thomas with a $222,000 verdict when she was found guilty of sharing 24 Songs using the file-sharing client kazaa. In 2008 Thomas appealed this verdict and a mistrial was declared, with the judge ruling that the fines were “disproportionate to the damages suffered.”

    The case went up for re-trial before a new jury in 2009 where Thomas lost and was ordered to pay $1.92 million in fines. …