Sunday, December 21, 2008
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Recording Industry Association of America is abandoning its policy of suing those individuals it believes have downloaded songs illegally and is instead entering into agreements with ISPs to try to shut off suspected piraters' access to the Internet. Suing suspected downloaders has resulted in very bad press for the RIAA, and lately, countersuits. In one case, a district judge ordered a new trial for a woman against whom the RIAA had won such a suit. Here's more from Information Week.