In the first lawsuit over file sharing to make it to court, a jury ordered a woman who record labels claimed illegally shared songs to pay the labels $222,000.
The lawsuit, filed by the Recording Industry Association of America, the record label lobbying organization, accused Jammie Thomas, a 30-year-old mother of two, of sharing more than 1,700 songs on the now defunct peer-to-peer file sharing network Kazaa. The suit contended that Thomas violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by distributing songs for free that belonged to the record labels.
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