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RIAA verdict playback

A Thursday verdict requiring a Minnesota woman to pay $220,000 to the RIAA gets mixed reactions from public and politicos.

A Thursday court ruling requires a Minnesota woman to pay $220,000 to the Recording Industry Association of America. The defendant calls the fine ridiculous, but President George Bush's intellectual property coordinator says it demonstrates that U.S. copyright law is working.

Minnesota woman to appeal $220,000 RIAA award

Jammie Thomas, who was ordered to pay the recording industry for copyright violations related to sharing songs, now says she will appeal.
October 8, 2007

Bush admin: RIAA win shows copyright law is 'effective'

the iconoclast President's copyright czar says the record labels' win shows we have "an effective legal system" that adequately protects intellectual property.
October 5, 2007

Democratic congressman: RIAA's win is 'excessive'

Will Congress lessen penalties for copyright infringement after Thursday's whopping verdict? We ask Rep. Rick Boucher, a Democrat and ardent foe on copyright legislation.
October 5, 2007

Why digital-download divide will only widen

coop's corner The recording industry may have won a controversial copyright conviction, but CNET's Charles Cooper says this is only a brief chapter in an endless saga.
October 5, 2007

Why the RIAA should have won (but the fine was too high)

the iconoclast Record labels should have won case against Minnesota woman. The problem is the penalty.
October 5, 2007

Four reasons why the RIAA won a jury verdict of $220,000

the iconoclast The recording industry just won a huge legal victory against illicit file-sharing. How? Two key decisions the judge made helped a lot.
October 5, 2007

Minnesota woman who owes RIAA calls sum 'ridiculous'

Jammie Thomas, the woman ordered to pay unprecedented damages to record industry for file sharing, said it was nearly impossible to prove her innocence given her finances.
October 5, 2007

RIAA wins key victory; accused file sharer must pay $220,000

Federal jury orders woman to pay $9,250 for each song she shared online. EFF says copyright attorneys already lining up to help if there's an appeal.
October 4, 2007