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Recording Industry Shifts Focus from Individuals to ISPs

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is shifting from suing alleged illegal downloaders of music - as well as dead people, elderly without computers, and others - to getting ISPs to disconnect subscribers who the RIAA says are illegal uploaders. The RIAA won't gain any personal information about putative offenders, but ISPs that participate will put the RIAA's interests ahead of their customers's interests, and are relying on the RIAA's accuracy in identifying violations.

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