Appeal planned in music downloading caseby Chris Williams, Associated Press
Minneapolis — The attorney for the Minnesota woman found liable for sharing copyright-protected music on the Internet says he expects the $1.9 million verdict to be reversed on appeal.
Attorney Kiwi Camara said Friday that Jammie Thomas-Rasset, 32, of Brainerd plans to appeal Thursday's verdict. Her legal team will take a few days to decide on the specific legal grounds, but the size of the fine will probably be part of it.
He questions the nearly $2 million fine for distributing 24 songs sold legally for less than $1 each.
Camara predicts a federal appeals court will order a third trial. Thomas-Rasset went on trial in 2007, but the presiding judge ordered a retrial after deciding he gave the jury improper instructions.
A recording industry spokeswoman had no comment.
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