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CNET: RIAA sues 261 file swappers

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2003
News Categories: Digital Media

“The Recording Industry Association of America said it has filed 261 lawsuits against alleged file swappers Monday, charging the computer users with “egregious” copyright infringement potentially worth millions of dollars. [...]

‘Our goal is not to be vindictive or punitive,’ said RIAA President Cary Sherman. ‘It is simply to get peer-to-peer users to stop offering music that does not belong to them.’”

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How does he know that the music doesn’t belong to those who are sharing it. He’s obviously assuming that everyome sharing music has obtained it through nefarious means. But where did all the files come from in the first place…..

Posted by Marcus on September 9, 2003 at 7:04 AM (PDT)


Apparently, they can read an electronic signature or something that shows where the file originated.

Posted by Jon on September 9, 2003 at 8:06 AM (PDT)


Does anyone other then me think what the RIAA is doing is just wrong?

Posted by Patrick M. in Kuwait on September 9, 2003 at 9:35 AM (PDT)


Most people think it’s wrong. I’m personally indifferent towards it.  People shouldn’t be downloading their songs illegally so if they do get sued they deserve it. However, the way they’re going about it is what I don’t like.

Posted by Jon on September 9, 2003 at 12:28 PM (PDT)

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