The RIAA yesterday (June 22) revealed it has filed a new round of lawsuits in its ongoing legal campaign against individuals who trade music files online.

The RIAA yesterday (June 22) revealed it has filed a new round of lawsuits in its ongoing legal campaign against individuals who trade music files online.

The trade group has filed 482 additional suits against accused file-sharers in St. Louis, Denver, Washington, D.C. and New Jersey. The latest filings use the "John Doe" process, in which the names of the accused are not known.

The round of litigation brings the total number of suits filed by the RIAA to about 3,000.

"Illegal downloading continues to cause enormous harm to the entire music community," says RIAA general counsel Steven Marks in a statement. "We must stay on the path of education, enforcement, and offering great legal services."

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