Friday, May 27, 2005

740 more sued; 10,777 total

On Thursday the RIAA announced that it filed lawsuits against 740 new file sharers. A small portion of those sued were targeted for using the high-speed Internet2 network. The RIAA sued 91 students at 33 schools, ranging from Boston University to Wake Forest, alleged to use Internet2 to illegally share music files (around 3 students per school). Continuing the rhetoric, the RIAA labeled this alleged conduct “theft,” despite its proper and more accurate title of “infringement.”