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File Sharing Debate: Jammie Thomas-Rasset $1.5 Million Bill

Many years ago the idea of file sharing was considered ok by a huge portion of the online community, but how times have changed. This practice of illegal downloading is frowned upon by not only record companies, but by the artist as well. So when news like Jammie Thomas-Rasset getting fined $1.5 million for illegal downloads, they feel that this shows a good message.

That fine was for 24 songs, so that works out that she paid $62,500 per song — not so free after all. I wonder if she regrets taking the lawsuit imposed by Recording Industry Association of America to a jury trial? This is not the first lawsuit of its kind, but not sure if we will see anymore.

Thomas-Rasset should consider herself lucky; she could have been fined up to $150,000 per track, which she downloaded from Kazaa. As expected, she will be appealing the fine, but do you think that she stands a chance of winning that appeal?

The Recording Industry Association of America will not continue to hunt down every file sharer downloader, but they have shown their teeth. Do you agree with this fine? Where do you stand on file sharing? More details on Boston Herald.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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