RIAA Targets College Downloaders
February 21, 2007 at 11:55 AM (PT)
The RIAA is sending thousands more complaints to top universities this school year than it did last year as it targets music illegally downloaded over campus computer networks, AP reports. Schools include OHIO UNIVERSITY, PURDUE UNIVERSITY, the UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN, the UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA and the UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS at AMHERST; almost 15,000 students have been targeted in total, nearly triple the number from the previous school year.
"It's something we feel we have to do," RIAA Pres. CAREY SHERMAN is quoted as saying. "We have to let people know that if they engage in this activity, they are not anonymous."
We have to let people know that if they engage in this activity, they are not anonymous.
The RIAA said popular software programs it has targeted at schools include ARESWAREZ, BITTORRENT, eDONKEY and other programs that operate on the GNUTELLA and FASTTRACK services.