When you retard fair use with pointless DRM
and then sue anonymous children for illegally downloading music while ignoring those of the execs at the top of the music industry
, well, you're asking for a public relations nightmare. Now, with more than 35,000 lawsuits to its credit, the RIAA
says it will finally end the legal assault against consumers that began back in 2003. The Recording Industry Association of America will instead, focus its anti-piracy efforts with ISPs. Under the new plan, the RIAA will contact ISPs when illegal uploading is detected. The ISP will then contact the customer with a notice that would ultimately be followed by a reduction or cessation of service. As you'd expect, the RIAA is not commenting on which ISPs they are in cahoots with. The RIAA also says that it won't require ISPs to reveal the identities of individuals but could, of course, go after individuals who are heavy uploaders or repeat offenders. For the moment though, it appears that single-mothers
are in the clear.