RIAA Sues 717 for Unauthorised Distribution

The Recording Industry Association of America (‘RIAA’) has sued a further 717 US-based individuals it claims have been distributing music without permission on peer-to-peer (‘P2P’) networks. Among them are 68 university students.

The latest bout of legal action brings the total number of individuals sued for filesharing to almost 8500. The RIAA last initiated a round of lawsuits in December 2004, targeting 754 alleged copyright infringers.

Source: Tony Smith, The Register