Recording Industry Leads Big Drop In Copyright Suits

Law360, New York (August 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Riding a wave of legal victories against big offenders and small fish alike, the recording industry’s litigation campaign against online piracy has crested, leading to a sharp drop in new copyright infringement lawsuits during the first half of 2006, according to a survey of U.S. federal court dockets.

The survey showed that copyright lawsuits filed by the top five music labels dropped 23% compared to the same period in 2005. The drop-off triggered an overall reduction in copyright infringement lawsuits in the United States, which fell...
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