RIAA Says P2P Encourages Illegal Downloads

One Slashdot reader had this to say about the recent activity in the world of music copyright holders: 'The RIAA is at it again, attacking inconvenient technology because it can be abused. They have sent another round of letters to P2P services, asking them to stop "encouraging users" to illegally distribute copyrighted material. eDonkey, LimeWire, and Kazaa are all on the RIAA's hit list, along with 2Hub, BitTorrent, WinMX and Free Peers, maker of file-swapping software BearShare. One wonders how they intend to attack BitTorrent, which can be and is [primarily?] used in legitimate mass distribution efforts of legal material, such as World of Warcraft patches. Are FTP and /usr/sbin/scp next?'

Originally by Zonk at Slashdot: Your Rights Online, 12:25 PM