San Francisco – After a federal judge last week reduced the
amount of damages convicted file-swapper Jammie Thomas-Rasset must pay from
$1.92 million to $54,000, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
on Wednesday offered to accept payment of just $25,000 — provided Thomas-Rasset
ask the judge to "vacate" his reduced damages decision, CNET News.com
Thomas-Rassett’s attorneys reportedly rejected the settlement offer
The RIAA said in its letter to attorneys Kiwi
Camara and Joe Sibley that if Thomas-Rasset refused the settlement offer, that
it would challenge the judge’s ruling lowering the damages.
Thomas-Rasset’s attorneys said last week they planned to continue their
challenge of even the judge’s reduced damages award as unconstitutional.
(DMW previous coverage)