The United States Department of Justice on Tuesday heralded a victory in federal court against three members of the "Apocalypse Crew" warez group.
The individuals were sued for sharing digital pre-release copies of songs and albums through P2P networks, and have pleaded guilty.
The RIAA, meanwhile, sued another 750 people in its own crackdown on piracy. In a statement, the DOJ said Derek Borchardt, 21, of North Carolina; Matthew Howard, 24, of Colorado; and Aaron Jones, 31, of Oregon obtained the music through insiders at record companies, magazine publishers and retail outlets. Songs were stored on servers run by the group.