According to Reuter the RIAA just sued Project Playlist a site allowing people to share and to play bookmarks of music they’ve found online.
Thanks to the RIAA, the 25,000,000 Project Playlist users will see their number boosted by the Streisand effect.
Defendant is well aware that the overwhelming majority of the sound recordings in its index are infringing the RIAA continued. The overwhelming majority of the third-party Web sites that host these recordings do so illegally. reports CNet.
This poses an interesting question: if music links were to be search engine queries instead of direct links, what would happen? Assume a site pointing to a Google query which answer page displays the “interesting” link as a first result or even among the top 3:
could the RIAA sue anybody else than Google with a legitimate reason?