RIAA Takes Its Suit And Goes Home

The RIAA has voluntarily dropped the case of Warner Vs. Cassin, one of several suits that revolved around the question of whether making MP3s available for download qualified as copyright infringement. It’s noteworthy that the RIAA dismissed the case itself, rather than waiting for the court to follow recent predecent, as it will be pretty much impossible for the trade group to attempt to make another similar suit again. Say it again: “Merely making an unauthorized copy of a copyrighted work available to the public does not violate a copyright holder’s exclusive right of distribution.” [Record Industry Vs. The People]