RIAA Appeals File-Sharing Decision

The RIAA has appealed Judge Michael Davis’s decision to toss out the $224 jury verdict in its copyright infringement case against Jammie Thomas. Last month the judge vacated the verdict after deciding he erred when instructing the jury that Thomas could be liable merely for making a copyrighted song available for sharing online, without regard to whether someone actually copied the song.

2 thoughts on “RIAA Appeals File-Sharing Decision”

  1. I feel like the RIAA is taking this too far. I have friends who were sued by the RIAA for downloading songs. They could either take the case to court or settle $3000 dollars. In a sense, they are taking advantage of people who cant afford lawyer fees and the time invested in hearings and negotiations.

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