p2pnet news | RIAA News:- Although the RIAA has won this battle, it’s lost the war, irretrievably, p2pnet posted when the news broke that a Minnesota jury had come down on the side of the corporate music industry in the Jammie Thomas file sharing trial.
“Meanwhile, it’ll be interesting to see who of the jury will be first to speak,” we added.
Now we know.
It’s ex-juror Michael Hegg, a 38-year-old steelworker from Duluth who told Wired‘s Threat Level jurors found Thomas’ claim that she was the victim of a spoof, “unbelievable,” going on:
“She should have settled out of court for a few thousand dollars,” Hegg said. “Spoofing? We’re thinking, ‘Oh my God, you got to be kidding’.”
“She’s a liar,” added Hegg.
He also said the jury would have found Thomas, pictured on the right with her lawyer, Brian Toder, liable, “even if the plaintiffs had been required to establish that Kazaa users had actually downloaded the music”.
According to Wired, “It would have been a lot harder to make the decision,” he said. “Yes, we would have reached the same result.”
The story goes on:
Hegg added that the jury believed Thomas’ liability was magnified because she turned over to RIAA investigators a different hard drive than the one used to share music.
“She lied,” he said. “There was no defense. Her defense sucked.”
He also emphasised Thomas’ Kazaa account username, Tereastarr, was the same as her email, online shopping, online dating and MySpace account usernames.
“I think she thought a jury from Duluth would be naÃ¯ve. We’re not that stupid up here,” he said. “I don’t know what the fuck she was thinking, to tell you the truth.”
So who’ll be the next juror to speak?