RIAA vs..Thomas: 2 Jurors Pushed For $3.6M Fine
Now we're hearing that the $220,000 victory could have been a $3.6 million victory if two jurors had gotten their way. Here's the math:
“While some may feel the $9,250 per song fine levied against Thomas was extreme and unreasonable, she could have been far worse off, if a couple of the jurors had their way.
In an interview with THREAT LEVEL on Tuesday, Michael Hegg, one of the jurors from the case, reported that two jurors had tried to sway the other jurors to adopt the maximum fine per violation, $150,000 per piece of copyrighted material.
As Thomas was found guilty of 24 such violations, this would have resulted in a $3.6 million fine.”
$220,000 or $3,600,000, it honestly doesn't matter because even the RIAA can't squeeze blood from a turnip who earns less than $40,000 a year.