RIAA piracy case appealed; was evidence obtained by unlicensed investigator?
The only illegal downloading case to go to a jury trial was appealed. Jammie Thomas-Rasset implored the judge to overturn the $1.9 million verdict, which she called "excessive, shocking and monstrous." In their motion, Thomas-Rasset's laers argued that much of the evidence used against her had been improperly collected by Media Sentry Inc, working on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). They argued that the evidence gathered by Media Sentry should have been suppressed because the company did not own a private investigator's license.