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U of Michigan is ready to turn students over to RIAA

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 14March07

According to a letter sent out to all U of Michigan staff and students :

“the University of Michigan received notification that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) intends to sue or receive settlement from more than a dozen members of the U-M community engaged in unlawful peer-to-peer file sharing of music over the Internet. The RIAA has designated these individuals through IP addresses, and the University is in the process of identifying and notifying them.”

to read the full letter and comments via a Wired Blog, click here…

this is only one stance taken by the universities that have received threatening letters from the RIAA. i remember reading last week that Ohio University (who is #1 in pirates) has set up numerous sessions for students to meet with staff and legal consultants to discuss the options and obstacles. other universities are coming up empty handed. RIAA sent 2 letters to University of North Dakota, requesting student identities for offenses that occured more than a month ago. U of ND only retains ip records for 30 days, and therefore cannot fill the RIAA’s request.

more info here.

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