[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/10/MqyVn0.jpg[/newsimage]In August of 2005 Jammie Thomas, a Minnesota mother of four, received a cease and desist letter and a settlement offer from the RIAA for allegedly downloading and sharing 24 songs with Kazaa. Thomas, unlike many of the accused, decided to retain legal counsel and fight the charges. Today, the date for the third trial in the 5-year saga was set for November 2nd. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/3rd-trial-against-persistent-p2p-defendant-set-for-nov-2nd-35726/](http://www.myce.com/news/3rd-trial-against-persistent-p2p-defendant-set-for-nov-2nd-35726/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
So what is the RIAA trying to prove. We already know that a corporate entity with lots of money can pick out a victim and beat them into the dirt in this country. What I don’t get is why the public hasn’t hunted down and strung up the politicians who were “lobbied” to pass an act that can provide for 2 million in penalties for allegedly downloading 24 friggen songs. Hell that was the real crime and it makes what this woman is accused off look Mickey Mouse.
How can they award damages without proof of infringement?
That’s the elephant in the room, which no-one seems to have noticed.
She will lose again. All the politicians and judges are bought.