Jammie Thomas, the Minnesota woman on trial for making music available in the Kazaa network, has lost her jury case and will have to pay the plaintiffs $220,000 USD (that's $248,000 AUS). The Duluth jury held her liable for $9,250 for each of the 24 songs that were subject to the lawsuit. This is perhaps the biggest victory for the music industry in their long fight against P2P file-sharing. Forget Grokster, this is the one that people will remember.
In case you are curious, the songs are:
- Aerosmith "Cryin'"
- Bryan Adams "Somebody"
- Def Leppard "Pour Some Sugar on Me"
- Destiny's Child "Bills, Bills, Bills"
- Janet Jackson "Let's What Awhile
- Gloria Estefan "Here We Are"
- Gloria Estefan "Coming Out of the Heart"
- Gloria Estefan "Rhythm is Gonna Get You"
- Goo Goo Dolls "Iris"
- Green Day "Basket Case"
- Guns N Roses "Welcome to the Jungle"
- Guns N Roses "November Rain"
- Journey "Faithfully"
- Journey "Don't Stop Believing"
- Linkin Park "One Step Closer"
- No Doubt "Bathwater"
- No Doubt "Hella Good"
- No Doubt "Different People."
- Reba McEntire "One Honest Heart"
- Richard Marx "Now and Forever"
- Sara McLachlan "Possession"
- Sara McLachlan "Building a Mystery"
- Sheryl Crow "Run Baby Run"
- Vanessa Williams "Save the Best for Last"
Update: I was interviewed by the Duluth News Tribune. I like the fact that I'm part of the tech-savvy world now.