RIAA's rude awakening for college pirates

Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 12:12 AM EST

At first, Sarah Barg thought the e-mail was a scam. Some group called the Recording Industry Association of America was accusing the University of Nebraska-Lincoln sophomore of illegally downloading 381 songs using the school's computer network and a program called "Ares."

The letter said she might be sued, but offered her the chance to settle out of court. Barg couldn't imagine anyone expected her to pay US$3,000 - $7.87 per song - for some 1980s ballads and Spice Girls tunes she downloaded for laughs in her dorm room. Besides, the 20-year-old had friends who had downloaded thousands of songs without repercussion.

At TechNewsWorld.

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