- The Recording Industry Association of America’s plan to sue individuals for distributing “substantial amounts” of music files on peer-to-peer networks isn’t likely to change consumer behavior, critics of the initiative charge.
Grokster president Wayne Rosso told attendees of an event sponsored by the Copyright Society of the USA yesterday (June 26) in New York that attempts by the recording industry to thwart file sharing through litigation are bound to fail. Rosso said lawsuits can’t keep pace with technological innovation and development.
….Rosso said the only real solution is for labels to strike distribution deals with P2P networks. However, he said, the RIAA’s litigation initiatives are stifling negotiations. [Billboard]