Shortly before Christmas it was reported that RIAA will greatly reduce its filing of lawsuits against unlawful file sharers. Instead, under a deal brokered by NY A.G. Andrew Cuomo, RIAA will work with ISPs to send notices to suspected file sharers, with the ISPs eventually taking action to limit or even terminate subscribers who don't change their behavior. It sounds a bit like an effort to create a process analogous to the DMCA's notice-and-takedown regime for Internet-hosted content, but this time targeting P2P file sharing. At this point, many details remain unclear.
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