The recording industry filed 80 more federal lawsuits around the country Thursday against computer users it said were illegally sharing music files across the Internet.
Those 80 people were among 204 who had been threatened with lawsuits earlier this month by the Washington-based Recording Industry Association of America unless they contacted the trade association to discuss a financial settlement.
The RIAA said the remaining 124 people had approached music industry lawyers about settling the claims.
The group previously filed lawsuits against 261 others. It said Thursday it has reached settlements with 156 people, who defense lawyers have said agreed to pay penalties ranging from $2,500 to $7,500 each.
Such settlements, which do not include any admission of wrongdoing, require Internet users to destroy copies of illegally downloaded songs and agree to "not make any public statements that are inconsistent" with the agreement.
The only real way they are even going to make a dent into the downloading of music, is to charge millions of users.. 100-5000 is just not going to cut the mustard.
By the time, if these people take it to court, the RIAA will be broke trying the cases...
Also a post on the Front page about this too: