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RIAA Win Could Bolster Efforts Against Illegal File Sharing


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Major Payne

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Where forensic evidence shows that an individual may have illegally shared files, it may be far cheaper to accept the RIAA settlement offer than to try and fight it, an expert says.

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In 2006, 15 million U.S. households downloaded an unauthorized file using P-to-P (peer-to-peer) software, an 8 percent increase from 2005.

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Edited by Major Payne, 10 October 2007 - 07:04 PM.

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I can't seem to understand why the RIAA are trying to fight windmills: why won't they close sites and not fine users? Isn't that a lot easier?

/methinks the RIAA are money-thirsty

Edited by landlord, 12 October 2007 - 01:36 PM.

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You would think so, but it really boils down to be about money although some people are going to be seriously hurt financially with these big fines. Being made an example of what happens when you DL copyrighted material doesn't seem to be working yet.

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Edited by Major Payne, 12 October 2007 - 08:09 PM.

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:) Nice picture there. Unfortunately, it's really true :)
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