RIAA has gone after a number of people in recent years for illegally sharing music with others through file trading and downloads. Some of those cases have been successful
whereas others are being fought out
in the courts. But the organization is going a step further
in the most recent lawsuit filed against an individual.
The accused individual copied music from CDs which he had legally purchased on to his own personal computer; RIAA is alleging that to be a crime.
RIAA's hard-line position seems clear. Its Web site says: "If you make unauthorized copies of copyrighted music recordings, you're stealing. You're breaking the law and you could be held legally liable for thousands of dollars in damages.
They say that even a copy made on to your own computer is considered unauthorized. The Arizona man that theyve accused of this crime has refused to pay the RIAA fines and the issue is heading to litigation.