Obama does not forget who lines his party's pockets. They will do nothing to go after Hollywood for their violent moves, the music industry for often violent lyrics, or the video game industry for violent video games. Instead they will go after the NRA and their members because they are not bid Democrap supporters. -- I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.
Assuming the evidence in this case is beyond reasonable doubt, there should be a fine. Regardless of means, $222,000 does seem unreasonable for sharing 24 songs. Perhaps the $750/song (minimum allowed by law) is more reasonable than $10,000/song. That's still $18,000 and much more likely to be collected.
The crazy thing about this case is it's been going for 10 years. At this point the lawyer fees probably exceed the fine. I wonder if she has to pay the RIAA's lawyer fees?
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IowaCowboy Iowa native Premium join:2010-10-16 Springfield, MA kudos:1
She is lucky she is not going to jail as copyright law does allow for criminal prosecution.
As for the judgement, she could file bankruptcy if she cannot afford to pay it. She is going to lose her assets anyways so maybe filing bankruptcy may not be a bad idea for her so she could get a fresh start. There are several debts that cannot be discharged like child support or court ordered fines. But most civil judgements can be thrown out in bankruptcy. -- I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner. They are much better than broadcast TV.