Monday, October 20, 2003


Record industry warns of new lawsuits | CNET News.com  

Record industry warns of new lawsuits | CNET News.com: "Record industry warns of new lawsuits
Last modified: October 17, 2003, 11:12 AM PDT
By John Borland
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

The Recording Industry Association of America has begun preparing a second round of file-swapping lawsuits, notifying 204 individuals that they are in line to be sued for copyright infringement.
Unlike with the previous wave of suits, the record labels' trade association is giving the lawsuit targets warning this time around, offering them a chance to settle before the suits are filed. The change in tactics comes after considerable criticism from federal lawmakers and others concerning the group's first batch of court actions against 261 individuals last month.
'We take the concerns expressed by policy makers and others very seriously,' RIAA President Cary Sherman said in a statement. 'In light of the comments we have heard, we want to go the extra mile and offer illegal file sharers an additional chance to work this out short of legal action.' "

'All your bases are us'

AS the RIAA, not content with the last round of lawsuits, gathers resources in order to blast another crop of pre-teeners and grandmas on Macs out of existence. Apparently unsatisfied with the first load of public ill-will, the RIAA rides again.

I suppose it will end when they've sued everyone who has ever listenend to music.

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