Minnesota Mom Fined $1.9M for Illegal Music Downloads
Guilty verdict given in do-over of country's first file-sharing trial
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2009 4:12 AM CDT
Jammie Thomas-Rasset has been ordered to pay $1.92 million to the Recording Industry Association of America for illegally sharing music files.   (AP Photo/Julia Cheng, File)
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(Newser) – A Minnesota woman has been fined $80,000 per song for each of 24 music files she illegally downloaded, CNN reports. The court ordered Jammie Thomas to pay $1.92 million to the Recording Industry of America. Her original trial—America's first for music file-sharing—granted the RIAA just $220,000, but a retrial was ordered after a mistake in jury instructions came to light. She plans to appeal.