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RIAA Targets Individuals

The music industry plans to file lawsuits against individuals who make copyrighted songs available to popular file-swapping networks such as Kazaa and Grokster. The Recording Industry Association of America said last week it would immediately begin gathering evidence against violators by using software that can identify copyrighted material and obtain related IP addresses, enabling the association to contact Internet service providers to request the names and addresses of the subscribers in question. The first suits could be filed as early as August. The RIAA will proceed with its campaign minus its strongest anti-piracy advocate, CEO Hilary Rosen, who's stepping down effective July 1.

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