Friday, June 19, 2009

Jammie Thomas verdict: Ouch.

In a somewhat surprising move, the jury in the Jammie Thomas retrial has found her guilty and ordered her to pay $80,000 per disputed file.

Nearly two million dollars, in other words.

Even the RIAA realises this is absurd, presumably because it knows this sort of crazy judgement is precisely the sort of stinking decision that can help push for a change in the law; its statement is all about 'let's try and settle on a figure that's a bit more realistic, shall we?'

Thomas, for her part, also thinks the judgement is impossible: