Saturday, March 24, 2007

"Universities Get Miffed with RIAA" -- The Inquirer

This report in The Inquirer:

Universities get miffed with RIAA

Piracy witch hunt deemed a waste of time

By Nick Farrell: Friday 23 March 2007, 08:30
THERE ARE GROWING signs that US Universities are getting fed up with RIAA demands that they sort out piracy on campus.

The RIAA has been running a high-profile campaign to get college students that it thinks have been involved in illegal file trading to settle lawsuits against them at a "discount".

The plan depends on the RIAA getting the Universities to identify and turn over the names of offending students so that they can send them the threatening letters.

However it seems that two universities are telling the RIAA to go forth and multiply.

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