More Appeals In File-Sharing Case

Record industry attorneys are appealing a decision that reduced the amount of money a Minnesota woman is to pay the companies for willfully violating the copyrights of 24 songs.

Jammie Thomas-Rasset was originally fined $1.5 million for making 24 copyrighted works available on Kazaa but U.S. District Judge Michael Davis recently reduced the amount to $54,000.

The judge determined making the works available does not constitute distribution – a decision that could prevent record labels from telling Thomas-Rasset to stop sharing songs. Attorneys are expected to appeal both points.