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The State of Illegally Downloaded Music
The State of Illegally Downloaded Music

Only a few short months after Jammie Thomas-Rasset was ordered to pay $1.92 million in damages to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for illegally downloading and sharing 24 songs, it looks as if a second defendant is about to go down in flames. Joel ...

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