Brainerd Woman Owes $1.5 Million for Dowloading Music

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A Brainerd woman was ordered Wednesday to pay $1.5 million for downloading music from the Internet after being sued by the recording industry.

Jammie Thomas-Rasset was ordered to pay $62,500 for each of the 24 songs she downloaded via an online file-sharing program, according to the Star Tribune.

Last year, Thomas-Rasset was ordered by a federal jury to pay $1.92 million, according to the Pioneer Press. However, the penalty was reduced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Michael Davis to $54,000 per song, but the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) rejected the reduced penalty.

The RIAA offered to settle with Thomas-Rasset in September if she paid $25,000 to a music charity, according to the Star Tribune. Thomas-Rasset rejected the RIAA's offer.

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That is a rediculous amount of money for 24 songs

This is very interesting!

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