Students Settle Music Copyright Infringement Cases

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 2, 2003

The recording industry agreed to settlements of the copyright infringement lawsuits, filed separately against four college students on April 3, in federal courts in New York, Michigan and New Jersey.
According to AP, the fines are as follows: “Princeton University student Daniel Peng and Michigan Tech student Joseph Nievelt each agreed to pay $15,000 in damages to the RIAA. At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Rochester, N.Y., student Jesse Jordan agreed to pay $12,000, and fellow Rensselaer student Aaron Sherman agreed to pay $17,500.” Payment will take place on an installment plan over the next three years, none of the students admitted guilt to the allegations, but they have agreed not to engage in any future on-campus networked file sharing activities.
The spin on the settlements and related details are available through various sources:

  • Announcement to come in Peng case
  • Students Fork It Over to RIAA
  • RIAA cashes in on file-swapping students
  • Students Sued by Record Companies Settle Download Case
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