According to the Associated Press, a federal jury has decided that Jammie Thomas-Rasset owes $1.5 million for illegally sharing 24 songs over the internet.

Jurors determined Wednesday that the Minnesota resident Jammie Thomas-Rasset owes $62,500 for each song that she shared on the internet without permission.

Last year, it was decided by a federal jury that Thomas-Rasset willfully violated the copyrights on 24 songs. She was ordered to pay $1.92 million in damages, or the option of $80,000 dollars per song.

However, Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis reduced the verdict to about $54,000 in damages, calling the jury’s penalty “monstrous and shocking.”

The Recording Industry Association of America rejected the reduced penalty, setting up the new trial to determine damages.

The RIAA says in a statement it hopes Thomas-Rasset “finally accepts responsibility for her actions.”

 

 

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