Audiogalaxy Hit With Lawsuit

The Recording Industry Association of America

(RIAA) filed a copyright lawsuit against popular file sharing service, Audiogalaxy

last Friday. The suit, which was filed in Federal Court in New York alleges

that Audiogalaxy's efforts to block copyrighted material have proven to be ineffective.

According to, Audiogalaxy is one

of the most popular file sharing services and the software has been downloaded

over 30 million times. The company began to filter some copyrighted works last

year and while it has had success in blocking some of the files, many continue

to be freely traded.

The RIAA currently has lawsuits pending against

Napster, Morpheus, Kazaa, Grokster, MP3Board and Madster (Aimster.)