Friday, November 04, 2005

EFF: File-Sharing Lawsuits Fail to Deter P2P Downloaders

Via The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

It's been two years since the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) started suing music fans who share songs online. Thousands of Americans have been hit by lawsuits, but both peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing and the litigation continue unabated. In a report released Thursday, "RIAA v. The People: Two Years Later," [.pdf] the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) argues that the lawsuits are singling out only a select few fans for retribution, and many of them can't afford either to settle the case or defend themselves.


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