Judge Reject's Woman's Request For A Jury Trial; Orders Her To Pay RIAA

from the vexatious-indeed dept

Ignoring numerous other court rulings concerning whether or not "making available" is copyright infringement, a judge has rejected a woman's request for a jury trial in her file sharing lawsuit, and ordered her to pay the $7,400 fine already set. This was the case we had just discussed last week, where the woman claimed that the RIAA only had evidence that she had shared six songs, even though she admitted to making 37 songs available. There was already an agreement in place that the fine would be $200/song, so the real question was whether it should be $7,400 or $1,200. The woman argued that, in light of the Jammie Thomas mistrial and other rulings, the RIAA needed to show actual infringement, rather than just that the files were made available. Unfortunately, this judge rejected that argument and ordered her to pay the full $7,400.
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Filed Under: making available, riaa, whitney harper
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  1. identicon
    Gyffes, 27 Oct 2008 @ 7:46pm

    RIAA

    Obviously, this means that, when dealing with the jackbooted thugs from the RIAA (as opposed to those from TSA or the MPAA or...), you must NEVER EVER ACCEPT THE DEAL.

    Repeat after me: Rule number one? NEVER SETTLE! Fight the bastards to the end.

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