CNET News Daily Podcast: RIAA shifts focus away from individual file sharers

The group says it will only sue illegal file-sharing services, and let ISPs deal with individual abusers.

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The RIAA says it's done suing individuals that share music files illegally. Instead, the group will focus on large-scale abusers and file-sharing services. In its place, the RIAA expects ISPs to police their users. CNET News' Greg Sandoval tells us the implications for the RIAA's policy change.

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