Digital Music News notes that the RIAA is getting ready to file lawsuits targeting universities on the Internet-2. Their article cites Princeton and Columbia, but I see that the April 5 issue of the MIT student paper, The Tech, (V.125, N.17) heads with “Recording Industry Plans MIT Lawsuits.” Sadly, The Tech is not quite up-to-date with their electronic editions, but the physical papers are still accessible on campus. A few excerpts:
The lawsuits are coming.
[…] Last week, MIT received e-mails from the record industry saying that about two dozen more lawsuits are on their way, according to Jerrold M. Grochow ’68, the vice president for Information Services and Technology.
Nothing specific about Internet-2 cited in the article, but the letters haven’t yet arrived, either.
Later: RIAA cracks down on Internet2 file-swapping
The RIAA said its suits will be filed against no more than 25 students at each of the 18 universities: Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Drexel University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, New York University, Ohio State University, Princeton University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at San Diego, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Pittsburgh and the University of Southern California.
Also Wired News’ Music Biz Sues High-Speed Traders
Also, BBC’s Music industry extends piracy war on the IFPI push