NorthJersey.com has announced that a New Jersey attorney has filed lawsuits on behalf of Century Media Records that collectively target more than 7,000 people for allegedly using peer-to-peer networks to unlawfully distribute 'Dark Adrenaline', the most recent album by the Italian band LACUNA COIL, and 'Dystopia', the 2011 album by ICED EARTH.
Apparently, no one informed ICED EARTH about this lawsuit. How do we know this? Well, look at what ICED EARTH's own Jon Schaffer posted on his Facebook page:
"It has come to my attention that Century Media is suing fans over illegal downloads of (among others) our latest album, 'Dystopia'. I felt it was important to clarify that we had no knowledge of this motion and were, sadly, not asked permission.
"We all know the music industry is changing. We have been adapting to this model by embracing legal streaming services such as Spotify and by bringing our music to places we have never played before by touring our proverbial asses off.
"As much as we respect that the labels are having a harder time selling music, we feel this is a misguided effort and want to make sure our fans know we would have not given our consent would we have been asked."
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