Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Lexar Introduces New Memory Products
Twitter To Lay Off 8 Percent Of Its Workforce
Apple Ads Retina Displays To All iMac Family
Canon Debuts EOS M10, GX 5 and GX 9 Cameras
LG Electronics Applies For The 'G Pay' Trademark
Samsung Maintains Highest DRAM Market Share in Q2
Toshiba Introduces Windows 10 dynaPad Tablet, dynabook Notebooks
Google Releases Cardboard SDK
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > Recordi...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, September 30, 2004
Recording Industry Sues 762 for Net Music Swaps

A recording-industry trade group said on Thursday it had filed a new round of lawsuits against 762 people it suspects of distributing its songs for free over Internet "peer to peer" networks like Kazaa and eDonkey.

The Recording Industry Association of America has now sued roughly 5,400 people over the past year in an effort to discourage the online song copying that it believes has cut into CD sales.

"We want music fans to enjoy music online, but in a fashion that compensates everyone who worked to create that music," RIAA President Cary Sherman said in a statement.

Among those sued were students at 26 different colleges and universities, where the prevalence of high-speed networks and cash-poor music fans has led to an explosion of peer-to-peer traffic.

Under pressure from the RIAA, many schools have taken steps to limit file sharing and at least 20 schools give students free access to industry-sanctioned download services like Roxio Inc.'s (ROXI.O: Quote, Profile, Research) Napster.

The RIAA does not yet know the names of those it has sued, only the numerical addresses used by their computers. The trade group typically finds out suspects' identities from their Internet service providers during the legal proceedings.

In addition to those sued anonymously, the RIAA said it had sued 68 defendants whose identities had been discovered and who had declined offers to settle.

The RIAA typically settles copyright-infringement suits for around $5,000 each.

Advanced Media Adds RIDATA 11-IN-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer        All News        NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series GPUs Achieve Top 3DMark05 Score of 7229
Microsoft launches appeal against EU anti-trust ruling     General Computing News      Want Windows XP for $36? Take a passage to India

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
MPAA Lists Piracy Sites in Around The World
Streaming Music Outsells Physical Media: RIAA
RIAA Says U.S. Music Business Remained Relatively Flat in 2014
U.S. Trade Office Releases Latest Notorious Markets List
Pirate Bay Back Online
Pirate Bay Co-founder Sentenced To 42 Months Imprisonment
Search Engines Play A role In Piracy: study
UK 'Softens' Copyright Alert Program
U.S. Releases Trade Report On Worst Copyright Offenders
European ISPs May Be Ordered To Block User's Access To Pirated Content: court
Hotfile To Pay $80 Million In Settlement Case With MPAA
French Court Tackles Streaming and Download Sites

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .