The Recording Industry Association of America announced a new strategy to curtail online copyright infringement.
Under its new proposal, instead of filing lawsuits against a sampling of individuals caught sharing music, the RIAA will send notices to ISPs pointing out the offending parties' IP addresses. The ISPs, in turn, will notify the alleged offender by snail-mail or e-mail of the alleged violations.
Violators could lose internet access after three or more alleged
violations. A procedure for accused users to challenge violations is in the anvil. The Motion Picture Association of America is also in discussion with ISPs to adopt the same strategy.