New Anti-Piracy Approach May Strike Out with Lawmakers and ISPs

25 03 2009

Although lawsuits by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) against Internet users suspected of illegal file-sharing have gained widespread publicity in recent years, people seeking to share and download free music online may soon face a new type of obstacle.

The Obama administration recently expressed its intention to continue the Bush-era policy of supporting fines of up to 0,000 per violation of the Copyright Act, despite the argument that these large fines are excessive. Lately, however, the RIAA has begun to turn its enforcement focus away from such litigation and toward private action through Internet service providers (ISPs).


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