RIAA Threatens 19 Universities With LitigationOct 18th, 2007 | By James Lewin | Category: Digital Music
The RIAA sent letters to these schools schools:
- Drexel University (17 letters)
- Indiana University (23)
- Northern Illinois University (25)
- Occidental College (19)
- State University of New York at Morrisville (18)
- Texas Christian University (20)
- Tufts University (15)
- University of Alabama (14)
- University of California
- Berkeley (19)
- University of Delaware (18)
- University of Georgia (13)
- University of Iowa (18)
- University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (20)
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln (13)
- University of New Hampshire (30)
- University of New Mexico (17)
- University of South Florida (43)
- University of Southern California (37)
- Vanderbilt University (32).
Each letter informs the school of a forthcoming copyright infringement suit against one of its students or personnel. The letter requests that university administrators forward the letter to the appropriate network user to allow the individuals the opportunity to promptly resolve the matter and avoid a lawsuit.
Universities could help avoid these legal battles by educating students about the widespread availability of legal sources of free music, including free music podcasts and Creative Commons licensed music.