When People And Websites Failed, the RIAA Starts Picking on File Sharing Software

It seems like the RIAA is running out of options and is looking for some quick and easy win in its bid to catch file sharers. It has given up attempts to force ISP’s into giving up their list of users. According to new plans, it is going after the heart of file sharing.

The latest victim of LimeWire is not any file sharing website or any student from any university. It is a software product. The charge the RIAA is pressing against LimeWire is in the range of a billion dollars. As  wired.com says, it truly seems as if the RIAA is seeking to annihilate the company behind LimeWire with that hefty an amount.

The RIAA has already made the court believe that LimeWire is causing immense amount of file sharing and the company has not taken preventive measure against this.

Just a few weeks ago, Zeeshan Zaidi the COO of LimeWire wanted to cut a deal with the RIAA to help record labels sell music on their p2p network but the idea did not impress the RIAA enough.

If this is the case, we can clearly see the future of software like uTorrent and Bittorrent. It is only time before the RIAA gets to them with another accusation and a fresh extortion amount.


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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.