Jury rules against Minn. woman in download case - Yahoo! News
A jury ordered a single mom to pay $80,000 a song for 24 songs she illegally downloaded/shared.
I do support artists, and I believe in compensating them for their music instead of downloading them for free, but come on! Have the woman pay for the songs she downloaded, maybe a couple thousand to cover court costs and damages, but $1.92 million is insane by any stretch of the imagination.
If I were a recording artist, I would want to be paid for my songs, but I certainly wouldn't want the recording industry going after teens and single moms for every penny they're worth (or MORE than they're worth). Surely there's a better way? Thoughts?