For those that think that downloading music on-line has no repercussions, think again. This article details the shift in tatics by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) to stem the tide of illegal music downloads. Read and heed!
By: Anna Jo Bratton
Updated: 1:34 p.m. PT May 13, 2007
LINCOLN, Neb. – At first, Sarah Barg thought the e-mail was a scam.
Some group called the Recording Industry Association of America was accusing the University of Nebraska-Lincoln sophomore of illegally downloading 381 songs using the school’s computer network and a program called Ares.
The letter said she might be sued but offered her the chance to settle out of court.
Barg couldn’t imagine anyone expected her to pay $3,000 — $7.87 per song — for some 1980s ballads and Spice Girls tunes she downloaded for laughs in her dorm room. [read more of this article]