RIAA Appeals Music Sharing Decision

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Recording Industry Association of America is appealing last month’s decision in the Jammie Thomas case, where the judge declared a mistrial in the only RIAA file sharing suit to go to trial in the United States, according to Wired.

Back on September 24th, a judge overturned the RIAA’s $220,000 verdict against Thomas (a mother of three) after ruling, incorrectly, that jurors could rule against Thomas for copyright infringement for uploading songs to Kazaa.

The decision basically meant that the “RIAA’s 5-year-old copyright infringement litigation campaign has never been successful at trial,” the report said. The RIAA wants the court to reexamine the exact level of proof necessary to win a judgment against an individual.

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