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Re: RIAA Campaign Cuts Illegal Downloads in Half
Posted by: Jay Lyman 2004-01-05 10:38:18
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By suing individual computer users, the Recording Industry Association of America has succeeded in curbing the online trading of unlicensed music files and herding peer-to-peer network users to licensed-music sites such as iTunes and Napster, according to a recent survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The Internet research organization found that the number of users accessing P2P sites and applications plunged after the RIAA in September began its legal campaign of more than 1,500 subpoenas, 382 lawsuits and 220 settlements.


Re: RIAA Campaign Cuts Illegal Downloads in Half
Posted by: Oahujohn 2005-02-11 02:49:17 In reply to: Jay Lyman
The number of private wireless LANs that are not password protected is astounding. Any condominium building has several if not dozens. A friend was recently threatened with a lawsuit for illegal download activity from their IP address. A letter explaining that someone must have accessed the Internet through their wireless LAN ended the law firm's pursuit of the matter.
With 10s of thousands of private wireless LANs across the country unprotected, it would indeed be a difficult sell to a jury that the accused was somehow responsible for unauthorized use of their private LAN. At least one of the jury members is likely to have an unprotected LAN in their own house. Too bad the case didn't go to trial.

Re: RIAA Campaign Cuts Illegal Downloads in Half
Posted by: darbyohara 2004-01-05 10:49:21 In reply to: Jay Lyman
Very poor reporting and very biased! This is not a factual report. The decrease in downloading is mostly because there are alternatives and those deep-pocket music industry nazi's haven't produced any good music lately. Besides, this was a telephone survey. PEOPLE will not be honest for self prosecution, regardless who is asking the questions. It's a shame that tech news sites refuse to report truthful information. I suggest the author or reporter research a bit more with common sense, then with what the RIAA, BMG and the other third-reich corporations want you to report!
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