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All of the thousands of subpoenas filed by the Recording Industry Association of America in its legal pursuit of accused illegal Internet file traders were invalidated by a court ruling against the industry association. Since September, the RIAA has launched three waves of lawsuits against individual computer users alleged to have traded copyrighted music over the Internet using free peer-to-peer (P2P) services such as Kazaa and Limewire. The association has used subpoena powers based on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to issue almost 3,000 subpoenas to ISPs.
It's about time.
The RIAA and the DMCA do not represent the artist or the consumer. It represents the music industry with a pathetic, outmoded, failing business model. The industry simply needs to wake up and find a way of generating revenue for the artist and quality product for the consumer. Litigating against their best customers is not the way to do it.