24 songs: Woman ordered to pay $1.92 million to RIAA
Stan Lee couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have created a more hated super-villain than the Recording Industry Association of America. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the ultimate heel stable. Get this: a woman in Minneapolis, Jammie Thomas-Rasset, has been ordered to pay $1.92 million in damages for downloading and sharing 24 songs. That works out to about $80,000 per song. Clearly the RIAA deserves props. Mad props.
To the womanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s credit, sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reacting much the way I would, if faced with such a bill: good luck getting that kind of money because I patently donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have it. Says Ms. Thomas-Rasset:
I have no means of paying the fine. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no way theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re ever going to get that. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a mom, limited means, so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not going to worry about it now. The only thing I can say is good luck trying to get it, because you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get blood out of a turnip.
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