September 29, 2004 | By Fred von Lohmann

4,280 RIAA Lawsuits and Counting.

In this season of Induce, let's not forget that the RIAA is using existing laws to make thousands of American families miserable. Of course, just as the Induce Act won't solve the P2P dilemma, the lawsuit campaign doesn't seem to be working, either. For a recap on the RIAA lawsuit campaign, as well as EFF's suggestion for what they should be doing instead, read the editorial published today in Law.com:

Four thousand two hundred and eighty lawsuits and counting.

That's how many lawsuits have been brought by the major record labels against music fans for using peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing software (like Kazaa or Morpheus) to swap music over the Internet. This month marks the one-year anniversary of the recording industry's unprecedented litigation campaign against its own customers. The campaign appears to have hit its stride, with the Recording Industry Association of America announcing roughly 500 new suits each month.

Link.


Deeplinks Topics

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

Join us in telling HP to make amends for its recent Officejet debacle. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Sep 26 @ 10:30am

NSA reportedly exploited weaknesses in widely used products but didn’t tell companies even when exploits were stolen https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Sep 26 @ 9:55am

NSA’s Failure to Report Shadow Broker Vulnerabilities Underscores Need for Oversight https://eff.org/r.jto6

Sep 23 @ 6:08pm
JavaScript license information