RIAA Warns Users With P2P IM System

Gruenwedel, Eric; Holland, Bill
May 2003
Billboard;5/10/2003, Vol. 115 Issue 19, p10
Trade Publication
Reports that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and a coalition of music groups have begun sending out warnings to individuals who allegedly offer unauthorized copyrighted songs on peer-to-peer networks. Progress of the RIAA anti-piracy campaign; Use of instant messaging functions for these warnings; Contents of the warning; Reaction of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which finds this initiative ineffectual.


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