As I’ve mentioned before, recently the RIAA has increasingly targeted college and university students for lawsuits. In the past, most people who received notices settled out of court, but the winds may be changing. Ars Technica has been covering the story, including the latest development: North Carolina State University has refused to provide students’ names to the RIAA. Now the RIAA must subpoena the ISP, i.e. NSCU, for the names.
It’s too early to say what will happen here, but certainly the RIAA is no longer getting the cooperation, nor the knee-jerk settlements, it’s used to. Stay tuned.