RIAA sues 751 file-swappers

The recording industry files a new round of lawsuits.

John Borland Staff Writer, CNET News.com
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The Recording Industry Association of America said Thursday it had filed a new round of lawsuits against 751 as-yet-unnamed people who are accused of making copyright music available on file-trading networks. The suits are the latest in a campaign that has now targeted more than 17,000 people.

The group also said that it had refiled claims against 105 individuals who were previously named in anonymous "John Doe" lawsuits, but whose names had now come out in court proceedings.