You’re Back on the Hook

By Deane Barker on April 20, 2004

Recording industry drops amnesty program for file-sharers: The RIAA has ended their amnesty program that let you off the hook for copyright violations if you turned yourself in.

…the trade group explained that it no longer deems the program useful because it considers the public educated or aware enough now to know that they could be sued for file-sharing.

The RIAA added that the number of people stepping forward to participate in the program has slowed “to a trickle.”

In all, 1,108 people signed up for the program, the RIAA said.

They announced this change in papers filed to dismiss that one guy’s lawsuit over the program.