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The music industry continues to crack down on illegal file sharing

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The music industry continues to crack down on illegal file sharing

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Sound Opinions discusses how, for the third time, defendant Jammie Thomas-Rasset has been ordered by a jury to pay damages for making 24 songs illegally available on her computer. First, the RIAA offered Thomas-Rasset the option to settle for a couple thousand dollars. Then it went up to $222,000, $1.9 million and now $1.5 million. The recording industry has wanted to make an example out of the Minnesota mom, and it has succeeded.

Songs featured include:

Destiny’s Child, “Bills Bills Bills” The Writing’s on the Wall, Columbia 1999

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