Jammie Thomas-Rasset was back in court yesterday for the third time, as a jury is tasked with deciding (again) what damages she should pay after being convicted for illegal filesharing. “It IS Groundhog Day,” said judge Michael Davis, as he kicked things off. As revealed last week, controversial Harvard Law professor Charles Nesson is on board the defence team, but he wasn't responsible for the zinger quote of the first day. That came from Sony Music Entertainment deputy general counsel Wade Leak, who said that the label's 50% drop in revenues over the last decade was “a result of piracy”, before responding “no” to a question about whether Sony had identified any other possible reasons for the decline. The trial is set to run for a few days only, in the hope of a speedy verdict.
‘Groundhog Day’ as third Thomas-Rasset trial gets underway
November 3rd, 2010 by Music Ally