said by MooJohn:I agree! Let the RIAA dish out their suponeas through the courts and legally force the college to uncover any names of "accused" file traders.
The response of the schools to the RIAA should be "Provide the documentation where a court has ordered the identification of this person. If there is no such item, please do not contact us again until you have a subpoena for our records."
The actions taken in the name of "compliance" are disgusting. What happened to the burden of proof? Just because some "official-sounding person" claims X song came from Y ip address means they're automatically guilty?
The biggest crock is having accused students watch an RIAA-created video. Noooo - there's no propaganda in there!! All the schools are doing is taking a "please don't sue us" approach and doing whatever they think will appease the RIAA.