RIAA subpoenas thrown out
In a fairly startling development, the D.C. circuit court threw out
almost 3000 of the RIAA's subpoenas which sought the identities of alleged file-swappers. While I'm not going to defend illegal file swapping, the RIAA's short-sighted, heavy-handed approach is so appalling, I revel in every setback they suffer. Over 10 million people purchased legal music dowloads in the second quarter of this year. Even Wal-Mart
is getting into the act. If they are buying 88 cent songs in the heartland, I think the RIAA can relax a little bit.