Thursday, October 27, 2005

745 more sued; 14,582 total

Just before Halloween, the RIAA sues another 745 college computer users for supposedly illegal trading in copyright music files. This brings the total to 14,582. Keep in mind that even if the RIAA erroneously identifies 1% of defendants, that means that 145 people have been wrongly accused. With nasty letters threatening damages in the thousands and even millions, I wonder how many have settled and paid large sums of money simply to be free of RIAA harassment.