Sunday, October 07, 2007

Music-Sharing Conviction Comes with Stiff Penalty

Listen: All Things Considered

In Duluth, Minn., on Thursday, a federal jury convicted Jammie Thomas for copyright infringement for sharing music online. Thomas is to pay $9,250 for each of the 24 songs involved in the case. Eric Bangeman, who has been covering the trial for the tech Web site Ars Technica, talks with Michele Norris about what the case will mean for future litigation involving file sharing.

Read: Minn. Woman to Pay for Illegal Music Downloads

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