The RIAA scored a victory in its first file sharing lawsuit to go before a jury. Defendent Jammie Thomas was ordered to pay $220,000 ($9,250 each for 24 songs).
Here are the Ars Technica postings that deal with the case:
- "With Trial Date Looming, RIAA Tries to Avoid Facing a Jury"
- "File-sharing on the Docket: Groundbreaking RIAA Case Goes to Trial Tuesday"
- "First RIAA Trial Gets Under Way with Jury Selection, Opening Statements"
- "Sony BMG's Chief Anti-Piracy Lawyer: 'Copying' Music You Own Is 'Stealing'"
- "RIAA Anti-P2P Campaign a Real Money Pit, According to Testimony"
- "Judge Bars RIAA President from Testifying in Capitol Records v. Thomas"
- "Debate over 'Making Available' Jury Instruction as Capitol v. Thomas Wraps Up (Updated)"
- "RIAA Trial Verdict Is In: Jury Finds Thomas Liable for Infringement"
Further coverage about the verdict can be found in these CNET News.com articles: