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Jammie Thomas Re-Trial Starts Tomorrow
« on: June 15, 2009, 05:09:25 pm »
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Jammie Thomas, a name that has become very familiar to many US file-sharers, has had quite a journey in the court system and it’s far from over now. Years of court arguments and legal wrangling have led her to now, a restart in her court case. Her new trial starts tomorrow.

Early on this month, lawyers working on Jammie Thomas’ defence argued that the evidence gathered by Media Sentry should be barred from the case because the evidence was gathered illegally. From our previous report discussing the motion:

    “MediaSentry collected the evidence against Jammie Thomas in violation of the
    Minnesota Private Detective Act and the federal Pen Register and Trap and Trace Devices Act and Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986,” reads the motion. “These violations were crimes under Minnesota law and federal law.”

The case could set a very interesting precedent because it could confirm or deny the legitimacy of the legal threats the copyright industry had issued in years past. Tens of thousands of US residents have received legal threats saying that if they don’t pay a few thousand dollars, then the copyright industry would take them to court where they would face jail time and hundreds of thousands of dollars per infringement. All the way up to this point, no case has reached a verdict in the United States.
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