RIAA Prepares Second Round of Piracy Lawsuits

Law360, New York (October 17, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Setting the stage for a second round of lawsuits over online music piracy, the Recording Industry Association of America has sent letters to 204 individuals to notify them that they will be sued for copyright infringement, newswires reported on Friday.

In a sign that the industry has modified its approach following widespread criticism from legislators about a rash handling of the first round of lawsuits, the RIAA is now giving its targets an opportunity to settle before the suits are filed. The policy is consistent with...
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