RIAA Wants Infamous File-Sharer to Campaign Against Piracy

Did you hear the one about the world’s most infamous music file-sharer being asked to publicly extol the virtues of the Recording Industry Association of America’s anti-piracy platform?

The RIAA is suggesting Jammie Thomas-Rasset do just that. In exchange, the recording studios’ lobbying and litigation arm would reduce a $222,000 jury verdict the Supreme Court let stand in May — her punishment for sharing 24 songs on the now-defunct file-sharing service Kazaa.

However, the 36-year-old mother of four and the nation’s first file-sharer to challenge a Recording Industry Association of America lawsuit, said she would rather go bankrupt.

“I’m not doing it,” the Minnesota woman said in a telephone interview today. She said she earns a small salary working in the natural resources department of a local Native American tribe.

SOURCE: wired.com

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