"WASHINGTON (September 8, 2003) -The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced today that its member companies have filed the first wave of what could ultimately be thousands of civil lawsuits against major offenders who have been illegally distributing substantial amounts (averaging more than 1,000 copyrighted music files each) of copyrighted music on peer- to-peer networks."
My question: how can "more than 1,000" be an average of any kind? An average, by definition, exists between two given points...hence "averaging between such-and-such and such-and-such number." What they probably meant to say was "generally sharing more than 1,000...files each." They don't really give other people the benefit of the doubt, though, so I don't think that courtesy is extended to them.
'Tis not for me to judge, but truly, if such things happen, there must be a special place reserved in hell for Hilary Rosen and her cronies...
Good one, RIAA.