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DOJ: $222,000 RIAA Award Not Excessive


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Major Payne

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The U.S. Department of Justice says a US$222,000 damage award in a music copyright infringement case won recently by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is constitutional.

In a 20-page brief filed today in U.S District Court in Minnesota, Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bucholtz said that the damages assessed by a jury against Jammie Thomas, the defendant in the case, were not excessive.


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Edited by Major Payne, 09 December 2007 - 01:00 AM.

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