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Music companies target colleges in latest crackdown
(2007-02-21)
(WOUB) - The recording industry is filing more complaints with colleges and universities where students illegally download music on campus computer networks.

The Recording Industry of America has complained about nearly 15,000 students at 25 universities. That's nearly triple the number for the previous school year.

The top five schools are Ohio University, Purdue University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Tennessee and the University of South Carolina.

For students who are caught, punishments vary from e-mail warnings to semester long suspensions from classes.

However, Purdue says it rarely notifies students accused by the recording industry because it's too much trouble to track them down.

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