Woman finally loses decade-old music piracy lawsuit 

click to enlarge Jammie Thomas-Rasset of Minnesota took her music pirating case all the way to the Supreme Court only to get rejected.
  • Jammie Thomas-Rasset of Minnesota took her music pirating case all the way to the Supreme Court only to get rejected.

Remember when the Recording Industry Association of America attempted to make examples of music pirates by suing random schmoes about 10 years ago? Most people settled out of court for $3,500, but a few defendants held out despite appeal after appeal.

According to Yahoo, one such woman is Jammie Thomas-Rasset of Minnesota, who took her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which just rejected it. She has been ordered to pay $220,000, despite the fact that she claims she has a hubby out of work, four kids and no assets. The RIAA offered to settle for $5,000 during her first trial, then it offered to donate $25,000 to charity as a settlement during her second trial, both of which she declined.

Congratulations, Thomas-Rasset, you have actually managed to make the music industry look like the good guy here.

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