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Another Setback for the RIAA

The RIAA, which represents four major music publishing companies, has been suing people for music piracy left and right for the last five years. They are attempting to stem the tide of file sharing that happens on peer-to-peer networks like Kazaa and Limewire. So far, however, they have started thirty thousand suits, and only ever won one at trial.

And now even that one had been overturned. A federal judge recently declared a mistrial in the case of Minnesota mother Jammie Thomas, a Kazaa user. It looks like the RIAA has a long battle ahead of it.

For more see the latest article on the subject from Wired.


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