Record industry to sue downloaders
RIAA plans to sue hundreds of people using "peer to peer" software to
illegally distribute songs.
June 25, 2003: 1:15 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A music industry group said Wednesday it plans to
sue hundreds of individuals who use "peer to peer" software to illegally
distribute copyrighted songs over the Internet.
The Recording Industry Association of America said it would gather
evidence against users of peer-to-peer services like Kazaa starting
Thursday, and file lawsuits against them over the next several weeks.
RIAA members include labels owned by AOL Time Warner Inc, Vivendi
Universal, Sony Corp., Bertelsmann AG and EMI Group Plc.
Stefanie B. Ploof
University of Vermont
CIT Client Services / CALS IT Office