Woman Charged In File-Sharing AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD Songs Fined $54,000

January 25, 2010, 7 years ago

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BBC News is reporting:

An American woman told to pay $2m for sharing 24 songs over the internet has had her fine slashed.

Following an appeal, Jammie Thomas-Rasset has now been ordered to pay the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) $54,000.

The judge who reduced the fine said the original multi-million dollar claim by the industry body was "monstrous".

Ms. Thomas said her legal team was looking at ways to get the fine reduced even more.

"Whether it's $2m or $54,000, I'm a mom with four kids and one income and we're not exactly rolling in that kind of dough right now," she said.

The RIAA first took legal action against Ms. Thomas in 2007. She was accused of pirating almost 2,000 tracks but the record companies sought damages for only 24 of them.

The pirated songs included tracks by AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, GREEN DAY and GLORIA ESTEFAN. Found guilty, Ms. Thomas was ordered to pay damages of $200,000.

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