Do RIAA Snoops Need PI Licenses?

By now, we all know how the Recording Industry Association of America nabs alleged file sharers, more than 20,000 lawsuits and counting: Hired snoops from MediaSentry – aka SafeNet – log onto Kazaa, Limewire or other file sharing programs, peer into open share folders, take screen shots, download a few files and obtain the offending IP addresses. But in a few states – Michigan, Texas, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Oregon and Arizona – the RIAA’s investigators have come under attack by state governments or RIAA defendants. Reason: they are not licensed private investigators in their respective states…

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