Posted by Technobarbarian on 10/08/07 18:19
"Ablang" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Woman to pay downloading award herself
> By JOSHUA FREED, AP Business Writer Fri Oct 5, 7:40 PM ET
> MINNEAPOLIS - Jammie Thomas makes $36,000 a year but says she's not
> looking for a handout to pay a $222,000 judgment after a jury decided
> she illegally shared music online.
> "I'm not going to ask for financial help," she told The Associated
> Press on Friday. But she added, "If it comes, I'm not going to turn it
> down, either."
Her blog paints a bit different picture. Over the weekend she took in
$957 in donations. As the appeal came as a surprise to her it looks like her
attorney must be working for free. http://blog.myspace.com/tereastarr If
she was paying for it herself the legal fees to this point would run
somewhere in the neighborhood of $100,000. She says she makes $36,000 a
year, but it's not clear whether of not this includes the $8,400 a year she
gets from her tribe's casino. In addition to the $220,000 the RIAA is also
entitled to attorney's fees and court costs, which could push the total
judgement closer to $500,000.
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