A Minnesota woman must pay $220,000 to six of the top music labels after a federal jury found that she shared copyright music over the Internet.
Accused of sharing more than 1,700 songs, Jammie Thomas, 30, elected to fight it out in court with the recording industry instead of settling for far less money.
Many of the 26,000 people who have been sued by the Recording Industry Assoc. of America (RIAA), have settled out of court for a few thousand dollars. The jury ordered Thomas to pay $9,250 for 24 songs that the RIAA concentrated on. She was initially accused of sharing 1,702 songs.