RIAA Carries On With Threatening Mail Campaign
RIAA will keep the mailman busy for some time now. The copyright organization got back at one its favorite targets, namely college campuses, with a wave of 411 pre-litigation settlement letters.
October 19, 2007
As usual, RIAA expects recipients to agree and settle the case out of court at a "discounted rate," , usually in line of a few thousand dollars. However, if the RIAA gets no answer, it will take the case forward to court.
Up till now RIAA was most successful with this type of actions, and it's likely that the new wave of threats would will also keep the cash rolling in. After all, it's doubtful that anyone has the wish of becoming the next Jammie Thomas.
According to a Student Monitor study from 2006, around half of college students download music and movies illegally. Also, students accounted for over 1.3 billion illegal music downloads in 2006, NPD Group reported last year.