The RIAA is worried that high-speed network internet2 has been used for transfering copyrighted music and video files. The network was set up for the transfer of academic files, but students have used it to exchange music files.
A pretty hefty 405 lawsuits are expected to be issued against students across 18 different US colleges. If they're anything like as financially 'comfortable' as I was at university, they won't have a chance of affording it. Why else would they exchange music in such a way?
Anyway, RIAA boss Cary Sherman stated, bluntly: "We simply cannot allow internet2 to become a zone of lawlessness."
DiScuss: Can file sharing, on whatever network, really be policed to any great effect? Does it really affect album sales, at least, significantly?