IPNews® – The Eighth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a $222,000 copyright infringement verdict against a Minnesota woman whom the major record labels accused of sharing copyrighted songs through the peer-to-peer file-sharing service Kazaa.

The Minnesota district court had cut the jury’s damages award to $54,000 three times for three separate jury trials in the case, the latter two of which yielded verdicts of over $1 million, but the labels opted to seek only the $222,000 handed down in the first verdict. The record labels include Capitol Records Inc., Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Arista Records LLC, Interscope Records, Warner Bros. Records Inc. and UMG Recordings Inc. To continue reading, click: Eighth Circuit Upholds $200K+ Kazaa File-Sharing Copyright Infringement Damages