Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Assures Senator they're not to go after the "little guy"

CNNTECH has a story that "big bad," the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), says it will not go after small violators when it sues people who illegally share songs on the Internet. In a response to Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman's (R) inquiries over their heavy handed tactics, the RIAA assured Coleman by saying:

"RIAA is in no way targeting 'de minimis' users ... RIAA is gathering evidence and preparing lawsuits only against individual computer users who are illegally distributing a substantial amount of copyrighted music."

Though they didn't specify what a "substantial amount" really means, Coleman's hearing have obviously achieved the desired effect. And it's rather nice having an 800 lb. gorilla in your corner!

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