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Friday, May 06, 2005

US federal court rules that universities do not have to rat out students to the RIAA

In an interesting court decision earlier this month, a federal judge ruled that the Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC State University are not required to give personal information about their students accused of p2p file swapping to the RIAA. To quote the students' attorney,

This does not give students a license to steal music. What we're dealing with is the methods by which RIAA is trying to find out about people. There has to be a balance by which people's privacy and the rights of companies like RIAA are measured.

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