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 Download.com, 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.)