Today’s San Francisco Chronicle has a front-page article about the details of the RIAA subpoenas – almost a thousand so far, seeking the identity of Kazaa users. The RIAA has targeted students, grandfathers, and people who in some cases were sharing as few as seven songs.
This is cyberterrorism, far more real than hypothetical threats to our computers from outside our country. With luck, it’s a significant step toward the end of the modern recording industry as we’ve known it.
Support the Electronic Frontier Foundation. And if you’re concerned about the terrorists running the RIAA, refer to the EFF instructions for configuring your file-sharing software so you can use it without being sued.