File-sharer to appeal huge fine

by admin October 9, 2007 at 2:16 pm

A woman convicted of file-sharing and ordered to pay a $220,000 (about £110,000) fine is to appeal the verdict.

Jammie Thomas, a 30-year-old woman from Minnesota was last week ordered to pay the massive fine for sharing music tracks over peer-to-peer (P2P) networks after a legal action brought by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

However, in a posting on her blog, Ms Thomas has protested her innocence and stated her intention to appeal against the fine.

“I can honestly say I do not advocate theft. I will also say that I have never used a P2P software to download or upload music. That was why I refused to settle with the music labels. I did not do what they had accused me of and I was not going to pay them for someone else’s actions,” she wrote.

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