RIAA To Cease Lawsuits On Consumers

December 19, 2008

US (ChattahBox) – The RIAA has decided to back off of personal lawsuits for consumers who download content illegally, and instead focus on putting pressure on ISP’s to handle such indiscretions privately.

After a wave of over 35,000 lawsuits since the implementation of restrictions in early 2003, the RIAA has decided that it will begin contacting ISP’s when they receive evidence of people downloading copywritten material without paying, and that it will be up to the ISP to issue a warning, or possibly discontinue service.

The RIAA will continue seeking illegal action against users who are found to be mass uploaders or repeat offenders, although the Internet companies they are secretly signing deals with will have no obligation to release the names of their users.


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