In a change of tactics, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has contacted 204 alleged file swappers by letter in an effort to negotiate settlements prior to filing lawsuits.
See also this EFF press release which comments on the RIAA “litigation crusade” and provides a link to an EFF video which addresses the file swapping copyright controversy.
“The 204 persons targeted by the recording industry are being accused of distributing an average of 1,000 copyrighted music files each, according to the RIAA. Copyright law allows the industry to collect $750 to $150,000 for each song file distributed.”
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