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RIAA tells students: Pay up for downloads $3000 Settlement

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posted on Mar, 9 2007 @ 12:21 PM
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RIAA tells students: Pay up for downloads $3000 Settlement


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RIAA tells students: Pay up for downloads

Fri Mar 9, 7:02 AM ET

The music industry is asking 50 Ohio University students to pay $3,000 each to avoid lawsuits accusing them of pirating songs off the Internet.

The Recording Industry Association of America asked the university to pass along letters to the students with Internet addresses accused of being involved with the illegal sharing of copyrighted music. The university notified the students on Monday.

"The downloading has occurred and we can't change that, but we can let them know what their options are," OU spokeswoman Sally Linder said Wednesday.

Patrick McGee, a local attorney the university arranged to meet with students, said $3,000 is the standard offer though cases have settled for as much as $5,000. He has represented four Ohio University students in file-sharing lawsuits.
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posted on Mar, 9 2007 @ 12:21 PM
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This reminds me of the Direct TV Lawsuits that Direct TV made hundred of millions over in 2002.

I would hate to get caught because they are not playing around this is federal court and you can not represent yourself, unless you know federal procedure well. It's call Pro Se.

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