Wow. A university that stands up for its students. How refreshing.
[Gerace] is warning students to remain anonymous because the RIAA has said that it will make sure that their job records are blighted.
Since this is so out of proportion to any copyright protection problems, it was dangerous for students to put their hands up and admit anything. She told the Technician Online that this could prove dangerous for the students, as the RIAA could pursue other legal actions or give the names to record companies.
She said the RIAA implies that cash must be handed over right away, when this is not true.
The outfit has also been changing the number of songs it thinks have been nicked and how much students should pay, which makes it sound like they are making it up as they go along, Gerace said.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
NC State Defends Students
NC State is taking a stand against the RIAA and protecting its students. Pam Gerace, the director of Student Legal Services at the University, is the one taking chrage on the matter: