Article published by Newhouse News Service:
How The Recording Industry Squeezes College Students
By HART SEELY
Morrisville State College sophomore Kasey Brooks was swept up in a Recording Industry Association of America dragnet.
At first, she didn't believe the letter. It said she had illegally shared 10 songs on the Internet last February and she was in big trouble. The Recording Industry Association of America intended to sue her.
Then came the limited-time offer:
Pay $3,600 in the next 20 days, and her problem would go away.
"I was distraught, and I didn't know what was going on," said Kasey Brooks, 20, a sophomore at Morrisville State College in New York. "Now, though, it really seems like people have been trying to intimidate me."
Actually, a generation.
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