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.