Lemme be even more sarcastic while stressing on the ridiculous situations;
- She can't pay as proven by the fact she HAD to get something off the web for free. Free? Are you absolutely sure? We all pay for connection. ISP bandwidths aren't free.
- The penalty should simply be this; enforce her to purchase the corresponding items (CD) at regular price in a store.
More importantly, it's the lawyers setting up traps (indirect exploitation of consumers in fact) along whomever backs these claims in ANY courts.
The state itself gains HUGE taxes on these products (administrative costs of Justice itself, btw), heck we're even charged supplemental fees when we rent a DVD (remember the VHS scams?) that gets shipped straight in the sales figures of that specific industry.
Law is failing cuz it's also caught in the greedy opportunities caused by rules & regulations **created** to abuse some vulnerable people -- poor enough to not submit a proper defense.
Don't start me on the Health/Tobacco propaganda; another product taxed beyond value. And which handed over weird amounts to lung cancer patients AND their lawyers; they bought a right for treatment with taxes or, as is the case in the US, must be insured privately to use these benefits.
There will be an appeal or even, a third trial... and, i can understand why.
The rich live waaaaayyyyyy above their means and would exploit the already crippled & misinformed for even for more profits.
aka -- the Capitalism ideology which divides rather than sustain an economy for & by the ENTIRE population.
Don't start me on Banks & Credits issues either.