Despite Legal Onslaught, Piracy Still Haunts Music Labels

Law360, New York (January 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Thousands of lawsuits and a Supreme Court victory later, there are increasing signs that the music industry has failed to grapple with the problem of piracy.

In the two years since the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) began suing music listeners for illegal file sharing, at least 17,000 Americans have been slapped with costly lawsuits. Many of them can’t afford to pay exorbitant litigation fees and end up settling for thousands of dollars. But despite this threat, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing hasn’t showed any signs...
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