And it’s no surprise. Two weeks ago a jury ruled Jammie Thomas must pay the labels $222,000 for infringing on the copyrights of 24 songs.

In a motion filed October 15th, Thomas’ attorney said that because the songs could have been purchased online for about $24, the six-figure verdict was disproportionate to the value of the songs and amounts to punitive damages.

But there’s a reason copyright infringement fines are so high. Unlike the theft of a physical object, songs, movies and books cannot be returned to the rightful owners. The damage is done once the infringement occurs. The fines, which can be as high as $150,000 per infringed work, are meant to discourage people from infringing.

Thomas’ attorney wants one of two things. Either a new trial to determine damages or a finding that the $222,000 is unconstitutional.

“We seek to resolve this case in a fair and reasonable manner,” The Recording Industry Association of America said in a statement. “It is unfortunate that the defendant continues to avoid responsibility for her actions. We will continue to defend our rights.”