The recording industry sued 80 more music fans for copyright infringement on Thursday.
In this round, however, the music trade group, which represents the big five record labels –- Universal Music, BMG, EMI, Sony Music and Warner Music -- alerted people beforehand that a copyright infringement lawsuit was on the way. The bulk of those contacted, 124 people, approached the RIAA to settle the case in advance. Settlements already reached are reportedly in the neighborhood of $3,000.
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