Minnesota woman doesn't plan to pay $1.5M for illegal music sharing

There are 7 comments on the Nov 4, 2010, TwinCities.com story titled Minnesota woman doesn't plan to pay $1.5M for illegal music sharing. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A Minnesota woman ordered to pay a recording industry trade group $1.5 million for illegally sharing music online doesn't plan to pay those damages as her attorneys continue to argue the amount is unconstitutional, she said Thursday.

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andy g

Chicago, IL

#21 Nov 5, 2010
The jury needs to be slapped.

Reality will never rear its ugly head in this society I am afraid.

Wall Street Gordon Geccos bring down the economy and we fret over $1 itunes...no wonder the jihadist segment feel we are ripe for the picking...
ummm

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Nov 5, 2010
I have an idea. Let's bring in the 24 artists (if there are that many involved) to meet this woman and her children. Sitting face to face, I want the artists to tell her how her actions have harmed them. I also want them to look her in the eye, and tell her that they agree with these juries' findings and order her to go into financial servitude to them for the rest of her and her childrens' lives to pay off her "misdeeds." Do you think the "harmed artists" would be as heartless and disconnected from reality as their lawyers are? No, I doubt it.

There seems to be no rhyme or reason to any of this. Fines should fit the crime, and certainly, receiving what amounts to a life sentence for this is ridiculous. She does deserve a fine, but not one that makes her the burden of the taxpayers now.
I've seen murderers receive lesser sentences from our courts. Outrageous!
Pitchforks and Torches

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Nov 5, 2010
I guess mother was wrong, it doesn't pay to share.
Reasonable Doubt

Maple Grove, MN

#24 Nov 5, 2010
RIAA - What a great business model you've resorted to. Instead of delivering your product in a medium that people want, just SUE YOUR CUSTOMERS!
FRANK

Bloomington, IL

#25 Nov 5, 2010
She is pathetic, another example of lawlessness in our society and what a great example for the kids she brought into the world. Throw the book at her she deserves it.
Horny Viking

Chicago, IL

#26 Nov 5, 2010
I think it's up to the music industry to make their own technology to protect their products from pirate downloading.

Suing a welfare mother for millions is a funny joke. Deadbeat dads don't get rewarded like this when a welfare mom gets busted lying and cheating for deadbeat dads money.
keLSI

Arlington, TX

#27 Nov 5, 2010
how many of us listen to the radio? Its the same thing we dont pay to listen to the radio. I dont believe what she did was stealing.

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