Los Angeles – Convicted file-swapper Jammie Thomas-Rassett
has asked the court to reduce the damages a jury ordered her to pay the record
labels as punishment for copyright infringement from $62,500 per song to zero,
the Recording Industry vs. The People blog reports.
Thomas has now been ordered
to pay substantial damages by three juries examining her case, and along the
way has had some success in getting the damages she must pay — which under
U.S. Copyright laws can reach up to $150,000 per song — reduced.
motion from her legal team argues that the record labels provided no evidence
of actual damage as a result of her offering songs for download from her
computer on the Kazaa file-sharing network.
(Recording Industry vs. The People)
(DMW previous coverage)