Thursday, September 29, 2005

RIAA sues new group of 757 college kids

Tim Gray writes in

The music industry's syndicate of major record labels today announced it has filed another round of copyright infringement lawsuits against 757 individuals accused of Internet theft, including computer network users at 17 different colleges.

The lawsuits -- filed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which represents over 90 percent of all record labels in the United States and all four major labels -- claim the unidentified individuals illegally distributed copyrighted music on the Internet through unauthorized peer-to-peer (P2P) services, such as eDonkey, Grokster, Kazaa and LimeWire.

The names of these individuals, whose IP addresses were previously identified in "John Doe" lawsuits, have been subpoenaed from their ISPs, according to officials at RIAA.

In addition, lawsuits were filed against university network users at 17 universities who allegedly use the file-sharing application i2hub to download and distribute music on the advanced network infrastructure of Internet2, the RIAA said.


Post a Comment

<< Home