March 21, 2023
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Twenty illegal file-sharing warnings issued on campus

Twenty students or employees of Ithaca College received pre-litigation letters today from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for illegal file sharing, according to a statement released by the association this morning.

The letters notify the college of a pending copyright infringement suit against its network users and asks college administrators to forward the letters to each named individual. They also offer users the opportunity to settle infringement claims at a discounted rate before a formal lawsuit is filed.

Dave Maley, associate director of media relations, said he could not yet release information about the letters or the lawsuits.

The college is one of 23 campuses targeted in the second round of RIAA’s new copyright deterrence and education initiative, which aims to curb media trafficking on college campuses. In this round, the association identified and notified 400 students of infringement violations.