Gonzalez, who rejected a settlement of between $3,000 and $4,000 that the RIAA had offered earlier, downloaded at least 1,370 copyrighted songs and kept them on her computer until she was caught. The bulk of those came from CDs she had purchased, she claimed.
The Appeals Court upheld the notion that, as illegal P2P swapping of music has exploded, so have sales of recorded music dropped.
"Perhaps other economic factors contributed, but the events likely are related."
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