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RIAA sues transit networks to have Chinese site blocked (posted 2002-10-21)

On August 15th, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed a complaint against AT&T Broadband, Cable & Wireless USA, Sprint and UUNET, asking for a court order to make those networks to block an MP3 web site operated in China. BGP is even mentioned on page 11 of the complaint.

This, and other recent RIAA initiatives such as their plans to hack MP3 swapper's PC's, has made the RIAA very unpopular on the NANOG list. The pros and cons of blocking RIAA and record label web sites were discussed at length.

When the offending web site went offline, the RIAA dropped the lawsuit. But I'm sure the net hasn't seen the last of the RIAA lawyers.