from the RIAA
have emerged. This week, the association is targeting 725 file sharers
for copyright infringement - illegally distributing copyrighted music on the Internet via unauthorized peer-to-peer services such as KaZaa, eDonkey and Grokster. The litigations were made in several US states, including California, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. This new attack on 725 file sharers brings the grand total of people sued by the RIAA since September 2003 to a jaw dropping 10,037 people.
These lawsuits must be moneymakers for the RIAA or else they wouldn't have gone on for so long. But will they become a standard feature of our online society for years to come? Or will the RIAA give it up some day? I mean, given that there will always be some file sharing, at what point does the RIAA say that it's won?