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. …