US record industry sues hundreds for file-sharing

A trade group representing the U.S. music industry said on Thursday it filed lawsuits against 757 people it claims used online file-sharing networks to illegally trade in copyrighted songs.

The latest round brings the total copyright infringement lawsuits filed against individuals to 14,800 filed by the U.S. music industry.

Of the 757 filed on Thursday, about 64 were filed against individuals using college networks, said the Recording Industry Association of America, which represents labels like Sony/BMg and Vivendi Universal's Universal.

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