The report compared the damages awarded against two defendants--Jammie Thomas-Rasset and Joel Tenenbaum, both of whom hired an attorney, showed up in court and defended themselves against the illegal-downloading allegations--with those who simply ignored the charges altogether.
After retrial, Thomas-Rasset faced damages totaling $1.92 million ($80,000 per illegal download) and Tenenbaum faces $675,000 in damages (or $22,500 per illegal download). Those who ignored the charges by not showing up for court received a default judgment averaging $7,500 ($750 per illegal download).
However, your best bet would be to settle the suit with the RIAA--those settlements on average total between $3,000 and $5,000.
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|Date:||Nov 1, 2009|
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