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Sen. Coleman Releases RIAA Response To File Sharing Inquiry

  • From the August 18 press release: “Acknowledging the recording industry’s cooperation in his inquiry into its wide-ranging crackdown on illegal file-sharing, Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN), Chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, released the Recording Industry Association of America’s response to his request for subpoenas and other documents related to his concerns that the industry was taking a ‘shotgun’ approach to identifying and prosecuting potential violators. In releasing the 11-page response from RIAA President and General Counsel Cary H. Sherman, Coleman said he was gratified by assurances that the industry is initially focusing on ‘egregious offenders who are engaging in substantial amounts of illegal activity.’ Coleman also revealed that the RIAA has promised to provide the Subcommittee with supplementary documents that confirm it is not targeting nominal users.”
  • The text of the 11 page RIAA response is included as part of the press release.
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