Jammie Thomas Decides To Appeal Constitutionality Of $1.92 Million Damages Award

from the and-away-we-go... dept

As we speculated earlier this week, given the silence from the Jammie Thomas camp since the $1.92 million verdict against her, we assumed she was gearing up for an appeal -- and that's now been confirmed. Thomas' lawyer has announced that Thomas has decided to appeal, questioning the constitutionality of the statutory damages awarded, which was the obvious attack point. It will be interesting to see who gets involved in actually managing the appeal.
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    Hulser (profile), 2 Jul 2009 @ 9:44am

    Re: If not her, then who?

    I find it interesting that in the same post, you point out that Jammie is in a very good position to set a precedent, yet deem this to be not "prudent" or "smart". I don't consider doing the right thing in spite of the risks as imprudent and stupid. I simply think of it as...well, doing the right thing.

    When I hear of companies who cave to outlandish copyright claims by settling, I realize that from a practical standpoint, it's cheaper than going to court. But by not fighting back, they allow similar types of extortion to go on. They're basically saying a big fuck you to any other company (or worse) individual out there. "Hey, I settled, so I'm covered. Now you deal with the problem."

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