Defective by Design

Day 32 -- RIAA

Submitted by mattl on Tue, 2009-01-13 11:26

The RIAA has changed its tactic. No longer will they sue random people for file sharing. Now they're going after the ISPs. While many of the large media company ISPs such as AOL, Comcast, etc., will almost certainly comply, what will the smaller, independent ISPs do? How will large telcos like Verizon react?

Internet News reports:

A music industry official, who asked not to be identified, said the proposed ISP infringement notice is intended to send an early warning to downloaders. Since a large of percentage of music downloading is done by teenagers, the RIAA hoped the notifications, which were to be sent to the account holders, might tip off parents as to their children's possible copyright infringements.

One ISP, Bayou Internet and Communications, has told the RIAA that he wants compensation for this work. The ISP owner, Jerry Scroggin, serving around 12,000 customers in Louisiana, has said if the RIAA wants his help, it'd better bring its checkbook and leave the legal threats at home.

Take action

Call the RIAA and have your say!

  • Brad Buckles RIAA USA -- +1 (202) 857-9607
  • Mitch Bainwol RIAA USA -- +1 (202) 857-9651
  • Cary Sherman RIAA USA -- +1 (202) 857-9632
  • Mitch Glazier RIAA USA -- +1 (202) 857-9673
  • Neil Turkowitz RIAA USA -- +1 (202) 857-9647
  • Steve Redmond BPI UK -- +44 (0)20 7803 1324
  • Peter Jamieson BPI UK -- +44 (0) 20 7803 1311
  • Matt Phillips BPI UK -- +44 (0) 77 3951 4963
  • Michael Haentjes IFPI Germany -- +49 (30) 59 00 38-0
  • Peter Zombik IFPI Germany -- +49 (30) 59 00 38-0
  • Jean never Foitzik IFPI Germany -- +49 (30) 59 00 38-23
  • Herve Rony SNEP France -- +33 (1) 44 13 66 66
  • Graham Henderson CRIA Canada -- +1 (416) 967-7272 ext. 102
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