Woman to pay $9,250 per song in file-sharing case

8th Circuit approves damages, declines to say file-sharing violates Copyright Act

One song costs 99 cents on iTunes, and $9,250 in the courts.

Jammie Thomas-Rassett, known as the “Download Martyr” for reasons that will soon become abundantly clear, downloaded 24 songs on the late music sharing service Kazaa, including such gems as Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me.” Actually, she had a folder of about 1,700 songs, but for the purposes of the lawsuit they brought against her, record labels including Capitol Records Inc. and Warner Bros. Records just considered 24 songs.

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