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RIAA Files More Lawsuits

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) brought a new round of legal action against individual computer users offering substantial amounts of copyrighted music files for free on peer-to-peer networks, including illegal file sharers at 21 different universities. A total of 532 illegal file sharers were included in today's action, including 89 individuals who were using university networks to illegally distribute copyrighted sound recordings on peer-to-peer services. The university networks used for this illegal activity include schools in Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin. Like the lawsuits filed earlier this year, the RIAA is again utilizing the "John Doe" litigation process - which is used to sue defendants whose names are not known.
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