A Look At Just How Much The RIAA Clogged The Court System With Mass Copyright Suits
from the well-that-was-helpful dept
Of course, at the end of 2008, the RIAA admitted that they were mostly giving up on the strategy (while they implied -- and many claimed -- they had stopped the lawsuits entirely, the truth is they kept filing lawsuits, just slowing down the pace) in favor of supposedly impending agreements to implement three strikes plans with ISPs. Of course, those agreements never showed up, and the more likely story (which we've heard over and over again from folks involved) is that the RIAA was realizing just how much money the legal strategy was costing, and finally recognized that it wasn't really helping. At the same time, with the record labels themselves losing so much money, they were less and less interested in giving so much money to the RIAA. The end result was that soon after all this happened, the RIAA laid off a bunch of folks -- basically admitting defeat.
Wired has now put together a wonderful chart and article demonstrating just how much the RIAA clogged the courts with its mass lawsuit strategy: