Lawsuits Filed Against 405 College Students For File Sharing

    April 16, 2005

405 college students have had copyright infringement lawsuits filed against them by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The students from 18 universities have been accused of sharing digital content across the network known as Internet2.

According to a VNUNet article,

“Internet2 is an advanced network created by participating colleges and universities for important academic research.

Downloading via Internet2 is extremely fast. By using a file-sharing application known as i2hub, a movie can be downloaded in less than five minutes and a music track in less than 20 seconds.

The infrastructure is increasingly becoming the network of choice for students seeking to steal copyrighted songs and other works, according to the RIAA.”

“We cannot let rampant illegal downloading on Internet2 jeopardize this collaborative work. By taking this initial action, we are putting students and administrators everywhere on notice that there are consequences for unlawful uses of this network,” said RIAA president Cary Sherman.

The RIAA says it has evidence of infringement at another 140 schools across the U.S.

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