The record industry was successful yesterday in the first online music sharing case ever to go to trial. A jury in Duluth, MN found Jammie Thomas liable for copyright violations, ordering her to pay 9,250 bucks for each of 24 song downloads, or a total of 222K. The verdict gives RIAA ammunition to continue to go after illegal online music sharing. "This is what can happen if you don’t settle," warned an RIAA lawyer.
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