Here is a link to a CNet story about an NRP debate between Cary Sherman and Marc Fisher on the Post's story. In the story Cary goes over the Jennifer Pariser quote in the Thomas trial:
When an individual makes a copy of a song for himself, I suppose we can say he stole a song." Copying a song you bought is "a nice way of saying 'steals just one copy,' " she said.
Cary is reported as saying :
"The Sony person who (Fisher) relies on actually misspoke in that trial," Sherman said. "I know because I asked her after stories started appearing. It turns out that she had misheard the question. She thought that this was a question about illegal downloading when it was actually a question about ripping CDs. That is not the position of Sony BMG. That is not the position of that spokesperson. That is not the position of the industry."
I have known Cary for 25 years and have the highest respect for him, and believe him. One can easily see though why people might have thought otherwise since she is quoted as saying