Downloading Music At NIU Gets Students Kicked Off The Internet


DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- More than two dozen Northern Illinois University students who received warnings from the music industry about Internet piracy have lost their Web privileges.

This month's batch of letters to 25 NIU students is the third round of warnings about music theft sent from the Recording Industry Association of America to students at the DeKalb college.

The trade group has sent similar pre-litigation warnings to hundreds of students at 19 universities across the country.

NIU officials say they're doing their best to educate students about copyright laws by boosting awareness during student association and dorm gatherings.

Any student that receives an pre-litigation letter loses campus Internet privileges until the allegations are resolved.

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