Judge Forces University To Cough Up Student Data To RIAA

In a recent court ruling, information on 17 University of Oregon students, suspected of illegal P2P music sharing and copyright infringement, must be turned over to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for investigation.  This is the latest in the RIAA’s attempts to curb music piracy and throw a chill into the file-sharing sensibilities of college students everywhere. Because the courts have repeatedly ruled in their favor, the RIAA has doubled the settlement offers against any student who challenges them, to $8000.