The third day in the retrial of alleged file-sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset saw the defendant take the stand, with the thrust of her testimony being that her ex-boyfriend may have been responsible for the infringing activity detected on her computer. Why? Because a lot of the songs found in her sharing directory were death metal in MP3 format, whereas Thomas-Rasset claimed she hated that genre and only ripped CDs to her computer in WMA format. Besides fingering her then-boyfriend, she also suggested that her 10-year-old son could have been responsible. And that in a nutshell is her defence: her computer might have been used for file-sharing, but there is no direct evidence that it was her. A verdict may be reached as early as today.

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