RIAA "extortion": why the only RICO they fear is Suave

Tuesday, 8 May 2007, 12:18 AM EST

Since launching its legal campaign against those it suspects of file-sharing, the RIAA has been called any number of nasty things. Some commentators have gone so far as to call its onslaught of lawsuits an exercise in extortion. Others have likened the RIAA to a criminal organization and raised the issue of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and whether it would apply to the RIAA. We've received a few e-mails from our readers wondering about RICO and the RIAA, so we decided to dig into the topic ourselves.

At Ars Technica.

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