Friday, September 21, 2007

RIAA Targets 22 Colleges; Continues to Avoid Confrontation with Harvard

p2pnet reports that the RIAA has filed its eighth round of "early settlement" letters to twenty-two colleges. (Noticeably absent from the list is Harvard, where certain law professors have counseled resistance to the RIAA and told the RIAA to "take a hike".)

The unlucky institutions on the receiving end of the 403 new letters include Arizona State University (35 pre-litigation settlement letters), Carnegie Mellon University (13), Cornell University (19), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (30), Michigan State University (16), North Dakota State University (17), Purdue University — West Lafayette and Calumet campuses (49), University of California — Santa Barbara (13), University of Connecticut (17), University of Maryland — College Park (23), University of Massachusetts — Amherst and Boston campuses (52), University of Nebraska — Lincoln (13), University of Pennsylvania (31), University of Pittsburgh (14), University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire, Madison, Milwaukee, Stevens Point, Stout and Whitewater campuses (62)."

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AMD FanBoi said...

By now there seems to be a sufficient body of motions seeking to quash any subpoenas and reverse any ex parte decisions made on faulty premises. One hopes that the RIAA will find this the most resistant group yet, provided they go ahead and actually seek those subpoenas in secret as they're wont to do.

Matt Hendry said...

Harvard Computer Science Grads are are also working on Triber ,a Open Source "Serverless" Distribited Social Bittorent client (in other words the **AA's probably cant shut this network down even if they tried)

The Harvard researchers are primarily interested in the Digital Economies aspect of the the network and have created a new sharing algorithm for the network based on altruism called Give to Get .

More can be found here