RIAA Continues Plan To Sue Every American, 500 People At A Time

from the this-looks-familiar dept

It what looks like nearly an identical article to ones a few months back, the RIAA has announced that they're suing another 500 or so people for offering up music from their computers. The problem with this AP article, though, is that it misses the big question. Earlier this month, a judge told the RIAA they needed to sue each swapper individually, and not bunch them all together in a single lawsuit. The article here doesn't make it clear whether each of the 532 John Does named in the lawsuits were filed individually, or if they were batched. That's where the story is on this news item, and the AP seems to have missed it.

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 24th, 2004 @ 8:23am

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    Fear is a very effective deterrent. I forget whose quote goes 'Two things unite men, Fear and Greed'. The RIAA seems to have chosen both.

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    Geekfather, Mar 24th, 2004 @ 8:48am

    Re: No Subject Given

    "Fear will keep the local file sharers in line. Fear of these law suits." - Grand Moff Sherman

    "Don't be too proud of this letigious terror
    you've constructed. The ability to sue a fan is insignificant next to the power of the Net." - Geekfather

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