[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/12/Fsq0cC.jpg[/newsimage]Despite being found guilty after her third trial, Minnesota mother Jammie Thomas-Rasset still has no interest in paying a $1.5 million fine to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/thomas-rasset-wants-1-5m-file-sharing-fine-thrown-out-37621/](http://www.myce.com/news/thomas-rasset-wants-1-5m-file-sharing-fine-thrown-out-37621/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
It doesn’t matter. She served her purpose in showing just how screwed up the system really is. I don’t care if she lied. I don’t care if she is guilty (Which she is). I don’t care about those shouting from the moral high ground how piracy is killing media cartels (I wish it would but it’s not). The penalty grossly outweighs the crime. 24 songs = $1.5M? A farce. Scandalous. Completely and utterly unfair and ridiculous.
What counted in this was the publicity it created and now NOBODY with a sane mind (Or who is not a greedy corporate or governmental shill) thinks that copyright law is fair anymore.