Recording industry stops suing song swappers - Los Angeles Times
I think that's pretty cool that all they're going to do now is try and cut people off. It was a ridiculous idea from the beginning to try and sue people; there's just too many. What do you think?LA Times said:The group representing the U.S. recording industry said Friday that it had abandoned its policy of suing people for sharing songs protected by copyright and that it would work with Internet service providers to cut abusers' access if they ignore repeated warnings.
The move ends a controversial program that saw the Recording Industry Assn. of America sue about 35,000 people since 2003 for swapping songs online. Because of high legal costs for defenders, virtually all of those hit with lawsuits settled, on average for around $3,500. The association's legal costs, in the meantime, exceeded the settlement money it brought in.