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Jay Currie

One Damn Thing After Another

5/25/2004

Dumb and Dumber

File-sharers continue to fight the law — but despite its best efforts, the law hasn't won yet. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reported Monday that it has sued another 493 individuals for swapping songs on peer-to-peer networks, but more people than ever are logged on to these networks to share and copy music and other files.

According to the market research and marketing consulting firm Big Champagne, up to 9.5 million Internet users were simultaneously using file-sharing networks in April, compared with the 7.4 million logged on in September 2003.
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The remarkable thing about the RIAA suits is that not one has yet - so far as I know - gone to trial. So they have suednearly 3000 people, seen no reduction in P2P network use and have yet to go before a judge to determine if they can actually win against the file sharers.

Idiots.