Statutory damages under the Copyright Act can range from $750 per infringement up to $150,000. The U.S. has a long legal history of protecting copyrights, so the penalties are severe. In the case of a DVD the music was already paid for by the retailer, so there is no copyright infringment. I'm not saying she should have to pay $1.9 million, I'm just pointing out why stealing a DVD is legally not even close to the same thing. Whether our legal system makes any sense at all is another question.