Native woman found guilty in music sharing case

A 30-year-old Native woman from Minnesota was found guilty for downloading and sharing copyrighted music over the Internet.

Jammie Thomas, a single mother of two, was ordered to pay $222,000 to record labels for 24 songs. She had adamantly denied the charges but hasn't said whether or not she will appeal.

The Recording Industry Association of America called the verdict a victory. Record labels blame the Internet for dwindling sales of CDs.

Thomas works for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians.

Get the Story:
Time for Brainerd woman to face the music: A $222,000 fine (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 10/5)
File-sharing verdict a triumph for record labels (The Los Angeles Times 10/5)
Labels Win Suit Against Song Sharer (The New York Times 10/5)
RIAA Jury Finds Minnesota Woman Liable for Piracy, Awards $222,000 (Wired 10/4)

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