Will this case never end? US file-sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset is heading back to court, after the RIAA confirmed that it plans to appeal the recent decision to slash her damages to $54,000. Its problem is the fact that the decision capped the damages at $2,250 per song, which could set a precedent for future cases. “Plaintiffs find it impossible to accept a remittitur that could be read to set a new standard for statutory damages–essentially capping those damages at three times the minimum statutory amount of $750 (or $2,250) for any ‘noncommercial individuals who illegally download and upload music.’ This far-reaching determination is contrary to the law and creates a statutory scheme that Congress did not intend or enact,” sayys its filing. Source: Ars Technica
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