Another Round of Lawsuits by RIAA

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 21, 2004

From the EFF advisory, Recording Industry Announces Lawsuits Against Music Sharers:

  • “Continuing a crusade against its own customers, the recording industry today announced lawsuits against more than five hundred individuals accused of illegal filesharing. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced it would seek the identity of “John Does” known by the addresses of the computers they use to access the Internet. The RIAA will have to seek permission from judges before they can issue subpoenas to ISPs seeking the identities of the John Does. The process offers more due process and privacy protections than the automatic subpoenas the D.C. Circuit court rejected in the RIAA v. Verizon case.”
  • See the RIAA press release here.
  • Posted in Copyright, Privacy

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