Monday, October 3, 2005
RIAA Files More Lawsuits
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is continuing its crackdown on illegal file sharing with a new set of lawsuits. The company last week said it filed suit against an additional 757 individuals at 17 different colleges who were using the Internet to illegally distribute copyrighted music. The lawsuits target users of eDonkey, Grokster, Kazaa, and LimeWire, the peer-to-peer file swapping networks. The group also said that the lawsuits cover swapping using the i2hub, Internet2 file swapping application. The RIAA has been regularly filing lawsuits against file swapping, and in recent months has increasingly focused on swapping at college campuses and the new Internet2 research network. The lawsuits were filed across the country.