Woman faces $2M music download fine

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. A jury ruled that 32-year-old Jammie Thomas-Rasset owes $1.92 million to four major music labels after she downloaded and shared 24 songs by artists such as Green Day, Janet Jackson, Godsmack and Richard Marx.

The jury decision amounts to $80,000 per song.

Thomas was found guilty of similar charges in 2007 and fined $220,000 in damages. But that verdict was thrown out because an error in jury instructions, paving the way for a retrial and Thursday's ruling.

Rock Daily reports Thomas used peer-to-peer network Kazaa to download the music.

The recording industry says it's willing to settle with Thomas, but it hopes the verdict and fine will send a message to others tempted to illegally download and share music.

Thomas' attorney says he plans to appeal the case.

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