“A federal judge in Minnesota has reduced the penalty imposed on a Brainerd woman for illegally sharing 24 songs online from $1.5 million to $54,000,” The Associated Press reports.
“U.S. District Judge Michael J. Davis says in a ruling Friday that the penalty of $62,500 per song imposed by a jury last year was appalling and unreasonable,” AP reports. “He reduced the penalty to $2,250 per song.”
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AP reports, “The recording industry sued Thomas-Rasset in 2006 for illegally sharing music on the file-sharing site Kazaa.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “silverhawk” for the heads up.]