Record companies plan music downloading appealAugust 22, 2011 in Technology / Internet
(AP) -- Recording industry attorneys are appealing a recent ruling that reduced the amount of money a Minnesota woman must pay for willfully violating the copyrights of 24 songs.
U.S. District Judge Michael Davis ruled last month that the $1.5 million penalty imposed by a jury was unreasonable, and that Jammie Thomas-Rasset of Brainerd should instead pay $54,000.
The judge also ruled that making copyrighted works available on file-sharing networks does not constitute distribution - a decision that could prevent record labels from telling Thomas-Rasset to stop sharing songs in the future.
Attorneys for the recording industry filed documents Monday indicating they'll appeal both points.
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