It may very well be one of the most well-known file-sharing cases of 2008 and as the year comes to a close, it seems only fitting that the entire transcript has been posted.
A recent posting on Recording Industry vs. People shows the transcript of the Capital Records vs. Jammie Thomas case. The transcripts aren’t exactly made for quick reading with over 500 pages of content, but, as Ray Beckerman notes, it might prove to be a treasure trove for future file-sharing cases.
The Jammie Thomas case has gone through a number of different twists and turns. It drew serious attention when Thomas posted a video asking for donations to help fight the RIAA. While the video gave her supporters, the RIAA also did some public relations damage on her over the fact that she used Star on not only her p2p username, but also as a username for other online services that had identifiable information. Things looked grim when she lost the initial judgement and a jury found that she should be fined for $222,000. While it almost looked like it was all over, news later emerged that judge Davis said that he made a “manifest error of law” when instructing jurors that merely making songs available was considered illegal under copyright law.
Now with the transcript posted online, one can sift through and learn every detail of what went on during the Jammie Thomas trial.