The RIAA is look to file hundreds of lawsuits against individuals within the next 8-10 weeks. Their announcement has already had an impact on P2P network usage, but representatives of P2P application providers believe that the decrease will be temporary. The RIAA executive threatens that tens of millions of P2P users are taking the "real risk of facing the music".
The Recording Industry Association of America, citing significant sales declines, said it would begin searching Internet file-sharing networks Thursday to identify music fans who offer "substantial" collections of MP3 song files for downloading. It urged users to remove popular music-sharing software or adjust program settings to prevent such downloads.