RIAA Settlement Tactics

Great article describing the RIAA’s tactics in trying to demand settlements with alleged file-sharers. I have had some conversations with people who have been RIAA targets, and this article is dead-on. The RIAA generally doesn’t bend or compromise beyond its pro forma package—they want their money and the law is behind them, so they are inflexible once someone is targeted. I do think it’s interesting that the article mentions a de facto requirement of at least 500 songs to catch the RIAA’s attention. I wonder if that’s universally true.