Woman Ordered to Pay $222,000 in File-Sharing Case

by admin October 5, 2007 at 9:01 am

Experts Say Verdict is Clear Win for RIAA, Record Labels

In the first lawsuit over file sharing to make it to court, a jury ordered a woman who record labels claimed illegally shared songs to pay the labels $222,000.

The lawsuit, filed by the Recording Industry Association of America, the record label lobbying organization, accused Jammie Thomas of sharing more than 1,700 songs on the now defunct peer-to-peer file sharing network Kazaa. The suit contended that Thomas violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by distributing songs for free that belonged to the record labels.

Full story: ABC News