RIAA: Same Tune, Different Dance

In what could have been a last-second shakedown effort, the RIAA has seen fit to ignore a judge’s order preventing the use of names determined through the discovery phase of Motown Record Company vs. John Doe from being used for anything beyond simple discovery.

“The disclosure of such information is ordered pursuant to 20 U.S.C. §1232g(b)(2)(B) to be used for the sole purpose of obtaining injunctive relief.”

Instead, the RIAA decided to call up all the students and demand settlements. The students are being offered a settlement, ranging between $4,000 and $4,500, to not be named in a subsequent copyright infringement lawsuit.

Is the RIAA truly giving up their thuggery, or just changing tactics?

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