March 16, 2007
Record Companies to Accused Pirates: Deal or No Deal?
The recording industry asks colleges to help in its new strategy to stop music sharing
1. In recent years, the recording industry has brought lawsuits against college song-swapping suspects by filing batches of "John Doe" subpoenas, which identify students by their computers' Internet-protocol numbers and ask college technology officials to provide names matching the numbers.
Now, though, the recording industry is asking colleges to get involved before it files any legal papers.