Appeal planned in US music downloading case

The attorney for a woman found liable for sharing copyright-protected music on the Internet says he expects the $1.9 million verdict to be reversed on appeal.

Attorney Kiwi Camara said Friday that 32-year-old Jammie Thomas-Rasset of Brainerd plans to appeal Thursday's verdict. Her legal team will take a few days to decide on the specific legal grounds, but the size of the fine will probably be part of it.

He questions the nearly $2 million fine for distributing 24 songs sold legally for less than a dollar each.

Camara predicts a federal appeals court will order a third trial. Thomas-Rasset went on trial in 2007, but the presiding judge ordered a retrial after deciding he gave the jury improper instructions.

A recording industry spokeswoman had no comment.

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