Based upon a quick examination of the records in PACER, I detected 62 new cases brought by the RIAA against individuals in the month of April alone.
In December, 2008, they had represented to Congress that they had "discontinued initiating new lawsuits in August ".
The RIAA has been justifying its lie by saying to news media that it didn't mean it had stopped filing lawsuits, it only meant that it had stopped filing its John Doe pre-action discovery lawsuits. And the media have repeated that statement, apparently without investigating its veracity, or corroborating it with the RIAA's attorneys. I decided to look at September 2008 and see what the RIAA's "John Doe" cases look like, and there appear to be a number of such cases in September alone. Here is a sampling; I'll be adding to it as I find the time (if there are volunteers out there who want to help me with this project, please email me. Thanks):
Arista Records LLC et al v. Doe 1 et al SD Iowa 3:08-cv-00115-JEG-CFB
Arista Records v Does 1-6 SD Ohio 2:08-cv-00874-JDH-NMK
Arista Records v. Does 1-8 ND Illinois 1:08-cv-05315
Capitol Records v Does 1-48 ED New York 1:08-cv-03626-DGT-RML
LAFACE RECORDS LLC et al v. DOES 1-51 D.D.C. 1:08-cv-01569-CKK
Motown Record Co v Does 1-2 ND Florida 1:08-cv-00202-SPM-AK
Zomba Recording v Does 1-45 ND Georgia 1:08-cv-02797-JOF
The above is just a sample.
Then I started looking at October.
I quickly found:
Capitol Records, LLC, et al v. Does 1-4 D Kansas 6:08-cv-01340-MLB-DWB (filed 10/31/08, two months after Mr. Bainwold told Congress he'd stopped initiating new lawsuits)
Then I ran out of time.
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