Thursday, March 1, 2007

Don't Worry, We Get in Trouble with the RIAA, Too

According to our very own Daily Trojan:

The Recording Industry Association of America has announced it will send letters to several universities offering students who illegally download music a chance to settle with the RIAA before they are sued for copyright infringement.


The letters are part of the RIAA's new plan to crack down on illegal downloading at college campuses. Of the 400 letters sent, USC received 20. Ohio University topped the list with 50 letters, the release stated.

We still lost to Ohio, though.


Scott said...

From Wikipedia's "Protection Racket" page:

"A protection racket is an extortion scheme whereby a powerful organization, most often a criminal organization or gang, coerces individuals or businesses to pay protection money which allegedly serves to purchase the organization's "protection" services against various external threats."

If one replaces criminal organization with RIAA, it reads like a perfect descriptor of this article.

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