RIAA Deploys Ninth Wave Of Pre-Litigation Letters To 19 Universities
Nineteen universities across the United States received a batch of the unsavory “pre-litigation letters” from the RIAA. The letters are part of the trade group’s controversal campaign for students to settle claims before they are named in a lawsuit for copyright infringement. This ninth wave of 411 letters bring the total sent to 3,740.
The ongoing initiative comes as federal lawmakers continue to examine the state of copyright theft on college campuses nationwide. This summer, Congress convened a hearing focused on the technological tools that can prevent or curtail illegal file sharing.
The RIAA this week sent letters in the following quantities to 19 schools including: Drexel University (17 pre-litigation settlement letters), Indiana University (23), Northern Illinois University (25), Occidental College (19), State University of New York at Morrisville (18), Texas Christian University (20), Tufts University (15), University of Alabama (14), University of California, Berkeley (19), University of Delaware (18), University of Georgia (13), University of Iowa (18), University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (20), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (13), University of New Hampshire (30), University of New Mexico (17), University of South Florida (43), University of Southern California (37) and Vanderbilt University (32).