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RIAA Hitlist

RIAA Clamping Down Hard

The recording industry has launched a sweeping effort to identify and shut down individual song swappers, making good on recent threats to expand its legal battle against copyright theft.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has now issued thousands of subpoenas to Internet service providers across the United States, trying to get the names of people still offering music on file-sharing networks such as KaZaA and Grokster.

ISPs on alert

Here's a list of which ISPs and other service providers have received subpoenas from the RIAA, and how many subpoenas each provider has received. Numbers come from a review of the RIAA subpoenas put online by the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

Comcast Cable Communications (462)

SBC (188)

Verizon Internet Services (186)

Time Warner Cable (135)

Adelphia Communications (82)

Charter Cable (74)

Cox Communications (56)

RCN (30)

EarthLink (21)

America Online (13)

Bell South (12)

CenturyTel Internet Services (12)

Grande Communications (10)

Mediacom Communications (9)

InterQuest Communications (6)

Bentley College (Boston) (5)

Qwest Communications(5)

Loyola Marymount University (4)

Boston College (3)

CSC Holdings (2)

Northeastern University (2)

New York University (2)

San Bruno Municipal Cable (2)

Suntech Systems (2)

Allegiance Internet, AT&T Worldnet, Boston University, Cincinnati Bell, Columbia University (New York), DePaul University (Chicago), Insight Midwest, Loyola University (Chicago), Massillon Cable TV, MIT, Middle Tennessee State University, Noment Networks, Northeastern University (Boston), Pacific Bell Internet, PenTeleData, Trinity University, University of Southern California, Wide Open West Holdings (1 each).