Friday, September 05, 2008

File sharing & RIAA: what is going on?

''It was five years ago Monday the Recording Industry Association of America began its massive litigation campaign that now includes more than 30,000 lawsuits targeting alleged copyright scofflaws on peer-to-peer networks.
In two cases, judges have ruled that making songs available on a peer-to-peer network does not constitute copyright infringement -- the RIAA has to show that someone actually downloaded the material from a defendant's open share folder. One of those cases is still mired in pretrial litigation. In the other, an Arizona judge issued a $40,000 judgment last week in favor of the recording industry, after learning the defendant tampered with his hard drive to conceal his downloading.

Article here.

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