Muir’s lawyers claim that she suffers from clinical depression, which helped her escape a jail sentence. At Ayr Sheriff Court, Sheriff Jack McGowan sentenced Muir to three years probation.
He said that he considered that Muir "suffered clinical depression over a number of years" and that she was a first offender. The sheriff also added that Muir did not profit from the downloads.
Earlier prosecutor Erin Campbell told the court, "In order to take part in this, the accused must have become a member of a file-sharing hub, which means you are able to download from others and others can download from you.
"This is the first conviction of this nature in Scotland. The accused had been distributing files without a licence, breaking the owners’ copyrights."