WASHINGTON, D.C. — The RIAA brought a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits OCT. 28 against 750 file sharers, including 25 users on 13 university campuses.
As with all 10 rounds of lawsuits filed so far this year, the RIAA is utilizing the “John Doe” litigation process, which is used to sue defendants whose names are not known.
The RIAA also filed an additional 213 lawsuits against named defendants — individuals who were already identified through the litigation process and then declined or ignored overtures from the trade group to settle the case before it proceeded further. Those lawsuits were filed in federal District Courts in 35 states.
The latest suits involve file sharers using unauthorized peer-to-peer services such as eDonkey, Kazaa, LimeWire and Grokster.
The latest round brings the total number of alleged infringers sued by the RIAA this year to 6,504.