Ordered to pay $9,250 for each of 24 illegally shared songs, a 30-year-old Native American single mother has decided to appeal the judgment against her in a copyright infringement case, her lawyer announced in a CNN interview. A jury determined last week that she owed a total of $222,000 to the music labels they believed were damaged by her use of the Kazaa file-sharing network.
PC World reports the verdict could be a sign of more to come, as the RIAA, the umbrella group representing the music industry, has filed more than 20,000 lawsuits against individuals for alleged infringement. A website established for supporters to help Jammie Thomas with legal expenses had collected $957 as of Monday. (Read more Kazaa stories.)