RIAA To File Traders: "You Can Easily Be Identified"

The RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America)

will launch an attack on users of such popular file trading services, according

to sources by flooding the services with anti-piracy messages.

When users attempt to download their favorite

music, they may receive a warning from the organization instead, which says

"When you offer music on these systems, you are not anonymous and you can

easily be identified."

The organization's anti peer-to-peer file trading

stance was delivered a set back this week, when a judge in Los Angeles ruled

in favor of Morpheus and Grokster, two services that allow people to share music,

movies and other digital files freely on the net.

Judge Stephen Wilson of the United States District

Court ruled that Morpheus and Grokster are not guilty of copyright infringement.

The judge stated that the services were no different from the companies that

created the VCR, which also allowed consumers to make their own copies.

The RIAA will release almost 1 million messages

to users of the services the first week and up to 2 million on their next wave.

The organization said it cannot be accused of

illegally spamming users with the messages, because the files are being "requested"

by the person downloading.