The Recording Industry Association of America won a federal trial in a case against a Brainerd, Minnesota woman accused of downloading 24 songs from Kazaa file sharing service. Jammie Thomas-Rasset has to pay $80,000 per song as a result of the judgement. Under federal law, the jury could have awarded up to $150,000 per song. This is the second time that the case was argued in front of a federal jury and the second time that Jammie Thomas-Rasset has lost. In the first case, she was ordered to pay up $222,000. Due to a judicial error in the first trial, a new trial was ordered. Thomas-Rasert's lawyer said the RIAA failed to prove that the songs were shared. In testimony this week, Thomas-Rasset denied any songs were shared. Attorney for the recording industry, Tim Reynolds, said the copyright security company MediaSentry traced the files to the IP address to Jammie's computer. MediaSentry then downloaded a sample from her shared folder on her computer. This proved to be an important point. Thomas-Rasert isn't worried about the judgement imposed because she feels its unrealistic and the RIAA would never get that kind of money from a regular Mom like herself. Attorney Tim Reynolds said the RIAA would be willing to settle.
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I know 12 Finger Dan is going to kill me LOL...German DJ/production duo, SOULBROTHA releases a collector's item vinyl compilation of raw boom bap and sick emcees. With guest appearances ranging from myself, to legendary producer DJ Premier, Sadat X, Craig G, Blaq Poet, Dashah and many others, This album channels the sound of Golden era of Hip Hop. Cop the vinyl Here-
One of the hip hop's most skillful female emcees (or male for that matter), ETERNIA, drops a new series of videos documenting the road to release of her upcoming project with producer MoSS entitled "AT LAST". My jowls are salivating....
You can catch Eternia live onstage in NYC, June 26th, at the LYRICIST LOUNGE hosted by Jeru The Damaja. Eternia will be appearing beatboxer CHESNEY SNOW, DJ BOO and COLIN DEAN on bass.
Hosted by Jeru The Damaja
A.D.M (Architects & Demolition Men)
200 Hudson (off Canal St. / near the Holland Tunnel)
Doors 9pm / Show 10:30pm
12 emcees, a human beatbox and DJ Ambush on the 1s and 2s? Sounds like a recipe for ill hip hop. This footage represents the essence of what THE ZRO HOUR is about- real hip hop, independent artists that love their craft and community. Watch as Eturnal, J-Hon, Mike Swift, ZEPS, Dashah, Puerto Glok, Eternia, Randy Mason, Hasan Salaam, Kid Novice, Knewdles, MONSTER and beatboxer Chesney Snow destroy the mic during the anniversary recording of THE ZRO HOUR.