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RIAA & MPAA to target students from elite universities

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Feb 2005 9:17 User comments (1)

RIAA & MPAA to target students from elite universities The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA) have both in the past launched lawsuit campaigns against P2P users it alleges to be trading copyrighted music and movies. Now it seems that some media executives wish to go after students at top universities to set an example. The RIAA has sued 68 students at 23 institutions in the United States, including Harvard and Georgetown universities. RIAA spokesman Jonathan Lamy said the new round of lawsuits are part of a larger effort by the recording industry to enforce copyright protection on college campuses.
"In a world that is becoming more and more connected through the wonders of digital technology, students need to understand that just because someone else's property or creations can be obtained easily and freely without anyone seemingly knowing, there are consequences because it is stealing," RIAA General Counsel Steven Marks said in a press release. BigChampagne CEO Eric Garland says the entertainment giants want to make an example out of some students. "It's really chilling," Garland said. "They're looking to find examples at all the big schools, the one unlucky kid who gets held up for everyone else to look at."

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Yale Daily News

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123.3.2005 18:47

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Now it seems that some media executives wish to go after students at top universities to set an example.
Aaaannnddd, what example would this be...interupting our schools educational system in order to slap some sorry lawsuit on kids?
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RIAA spokesman Jonathan Lamy said the new round of lawsuits are part of a larger effort by the recording industry to enforce copyright protection on college campuses.
Where do they FIND these people who try to come up with reasons to sue people who download programs?
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"It's really chilling," Garland said. "They're looking to find examples at all the big schools, the one unlucky kid who gets held up for everyone else to look at."
Oh...this is going to be interesting, watch, you'll see, it is going to be like some high up towns lawyer son/daughter, or a congressman/womans son/daughter...or even worse. LOL! Seriously...aren't they getting alittle tired with trying to stop people from downloading. Here's a CLUE...why not focus ALL these efforts into stopping the drug trade or slavery within countries, or how about...oh I don't know, maybe helping the poor. Soon, it is going to be the tax payers that start flipping the bill for these sorry lawsuits.
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