Jammie Thomas Plans To Appeal Jury Verdict Of Copyright Infringement
Jammie Thomas, the Minnesota woman who lost the first jury infringement decision last week, says that she plans to appeal the $222,000 award to the RIAA.
The single mother announced her decision Monday morning on CNN. Thomas elaborated on her blog that she plans to appeal based on the federal jury’s finding that making songs available online violates copyright.
“This would stop the RIAA dead in their tracks,” Thomas wrote on her blog. “Every single suit they have brought has been based on this making-available theory, and if we can win this appeal, they would actually have to prove a file was shared.”
The jury issued a decision on Thursday that Thomas was guilty of violating copyright for 24 songs and required her to pay $9,250 for each. The jury never found that Thomas had downloaded any music but had infringed by making the music available for to others to download.