2008-12-19

A double-edged sword: RIAA will no longer sue individuals for file sharing

Via Consumerist:

RIAA has announced a fairly dramatic change in its strategy to fight piracy. Beginning immediately, it will no longer sue individual file sharers or do dumb things like harass universities.

So on one hand, it is good to see that RIAA is backing away from the ineffective and plain evil strategy. On the other hand, it is not really a step in the right direction that would help decriminalize the activity in which the majority of the population engages and help solve the problem to which the copyright as it is now can't be the answer.

Sigh.