updated 04:40 pm EDT, Wed May 6, 2009
RIAA still filing lawsuits
Despite announcing back in December that it would stop suing individual file sharers and use ISP monitoring instead, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is still filing such lawsuits, says a Tuesday TechDirt article. Not only is it going against what it said before, but RIAA lawyers are claiming the Association never made such a statement in a letter to Congress.
RIAA is believed to have made the original statement in December in an attempt to shake some of the negative image it has been getting for the lawsuits, and drew flak for using controversial tactics in court.
One of the most recent lawsuits from RIAA involved a group of students, though it is being appealed.