The Price of Copyright Infringement: $9,250 Per Song
Capitol Records v. Jammie Thomas, a federal trial about file-sharing, completed yesterday in Capitol's favor. Jammie Thomas must pay $222,000 for download 24 songs, or $9,250 per song.
And so it begins.
Farhad "Machinist" Manjoo has some analysis, including this ominous warning: "The worst possible outcome -- a fine too high to bear, but likely too low to cause much effort at reforming copyright laws."
Defendant owes $222,000 for illegal downloading
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