Tag Archives: Capitol v. Thomas-Rasset

First-Ever P2P Case Headed For Third Trial

Posted by on February 16, 2010

The first-ever P2P case against an individual is heading back to court. The RIAA announced last week that the case of Capitol v. Thomas-Rasset would go before the court again for a third trial after defendant Jammie Thomas-Rasset rejected a $25,000 settlement in January. That first trial, in 2007, found Thomas-Rasset liable for copyright infringement […]

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Capitol v. Thomas-Rasset Verdict: Guilty, $1.92M In Fines

Posted by on June 19, 2009

A re-trial, new jury and new lawyer was not enough for Jammie Thomas-Rasset, as the verdict was handed down yesterday in the fiery case of Captiol v. Thomas-Rasset: guilty to the tune of $1.92 million. A penalty of $80,000 per song damage was awarded for 24 cases of infringement, an increase from the original trial’s […]

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RIAA Lawyers Toss “A Skunk In The Jury Box”

Posted by on June 17, 2009

The contentious lawsuit of Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset saw some solid courtroom drama yesterday as Judge Michael Davis threatened to toss out the morning’s entire testimony by RIAA computer science expert Doug Jacobson, “based on [the RIAA’s laywers’] behavior in this case.” The drama unfolded just before lunch at the end of Jacobson’s morning of […]

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Class Action Lawsuit Seeks To Reclaim $100M In RIAA Penalties, Already Falling Apart

Posted by on June 12, 2009

Two attorneys are joining forces to take on the RIAA, using a class action lawsuit in hopes of returning the $100 million or so that the RIAA “stole” through its lawsuits against downloaders. Harvard Law professor Charles Nesson and Minnesota attorney Kiwi Camara have built a case based on two issues. First was the evidence […]

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