In a long argument over the place where the lawsuit in between RIAA and P2P-provider Aimster should be held, some kind of decision has been finally made. A litigation panel ruled that two cases, one filed by RIAA against Aimster in Manhattan and one filed by Aimster against RIAA in Albany, will be bundled and handled in Chicago, Illinois. . Both cases will now be tried before Judge Marvin Aspen in the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
RIAA is accusing that Aimster violates its members' copyrights by allowing users to swap MP3s over the P2P service that piggybacks with AOL's AIM instant messaging service.