Thomas Pushing for RIAA Retrial

Lawyer2_Clipart.jpgWired is reporting that Jammie Thomas, the first person in the U.S. to bring a Recording Industry Association of America file sharing lawsuit to trial, is pushing the judge for a retrial.

This the case where the RIAA first won the suit, another judge overturned the verdict in September, and then the RIAA and Thomas locked in a battle last month to appeal the mistrial decision.

Why is this significant? “The mistrial meant that, with 30,000 cases the RIAA has filed against peer-to-peer users, none has reached a verdict. Most of the cases have settled out of court,” the article said. In short, to reach a verdict, there has to be some kind of agreement on what constitutes burden of proof when it comes to file sharing. Our verdict for the RIAA? Drop the BS, stop suing people, and figure out how to be competitive in the new digital age of online stores, mobile devices, and social networking.

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