Records Labels successfully bankrupt a single mother for downloading tunes.

Universal Music Group, Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG's Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd.'s EMI Group Plc, and Warner Music Group Corp.

So, a single mom is sued $220,000 US (approx 9 grand per song). And so it continues. Could this be this be another sign of the majors clawing their nails into the cliff they keep sliding down? I'm curious about how they decided to go after her as opposed to any of the other hundreds of thousands, if not millions, who download music without purchasing it.

Update, June 19, 2009:
TheStar.com | entertainment | 24 copied songs, $1.92 million U.S.
So the case went back to court since Fall 2007 when I originally posted this. THIS time, the court ordered Jammie Thomas-Rasset to pay $1.92 million. That's nearly 9 (nine!) times the amount originally awarded to the record companies.

$80,000 per song.