Appeals Panel Ups Award Against Brainerd Woman In Internet Music Case
(St. Louis, MO) -- A federal appeals court says a Brainerd woman owes record companies 222-thousand dollars for copyright violations involving free music downloads on the Internet. The Star Tribune reports the three-judge panel reversed the decision of a federal judge in Minnesota, who reduced the award against Jammie Thomas-Rasset to 54-thousand dollars. The recording industry is using the case as an example and the R-I-A-A says it's pleased with the ruling. But Thomas-Rasset's attorney says the award is punitive and they'll appeal to the U-S Supreme Court.