Apr 132014

Music sharing = crime?A recent story on Maine Public Radio highlights the changing tactics of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Music representatives are now offering students 10 or $20 to settle copyright infringement, despite theoretical statutory penalties of $150,000 per song.

Does this deal represent a renewed sympathy for file-sharers on the part of the RIAA, or does it represent an admission that the PR and legal strategies of the past have backfired?

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