A federal judge has granted a new trial to a Minnesota woman convicted of pirating music files in the nation's first file-sharing trial, ruling that he made an error in the jury instructions that "substantially prejudiced" her rights, the Associated Press reports. Jammie Thomas was convicted last October and a jury found her guilty of copyright infringement for offering to share 24 songs on the Kazaa file sharing network. She was ordered to pay $222,000 to six record companies. On Sept. 24, U.S. District Judge Michael J. Davis granted her motion for a new trial, while also imploring Congress to...

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