Wednesday, April 13, 2005

405 new lawsuits; 9,312 total

After skipping March, the RIAA's back in the game in April, filing 405 new lawsuits against internet file swappers. This brings the total number up to 9,312 file sharers sued.

The recording industry may have taken so long to bring its next wave of lawsuits because it's now targeting Internet2 users. In a we're-smarter-than-you statement, the RIAA writes: "Students find i2hub especially appealing because they mistakenly believe their illegal file-sharing activities can’t be detected in the closed environment of the Internet2 network."

Interestingly, the past six months or so of lawsuits have expressly focused on university students. So are working stiffs safe to share files with impunity?