Browsing articles in "Due Process"
Sep
28
2012

Huge Copyright Awards are Constitutional - Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset

Jammie Thomas-Rasset was accused by various record companies of using the file sharing program KaZaA to commit copyright infringement.  During the trial Thomas-Rasset claimed she had never heard of the file-sharing program KaZaA.  The record companies, however, put on evidence that showed Thomas-Rasset replaced the hard drive in her computer after being notified of the copyright infringement claims.  A jury found Thomas-Rasset guilty of willfully infringing copyrights of twenty-four songs.  The jury awarded damages of […]