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RIAA lists top 25 universities handing out piracy notices

RIAA lists top 25 universities handing out piracy notices
Darren Murph
Darren Murph|February 22, 2007 9:56 PM
The "good guys" have tried to tempt college kids with free legal music for far too long to no avail, and after continuous failed attempts at gaining traction here in the US, it's no surprise that the RIAA would devote precious man-hours to concocting a most-wanted list of pirating schools. It should be noted that the top 25 is based on the amount of warnings sent out from the university to its students, and some schools may be omitted simply due to a lack of response on the administration's end. Nevertheless, it's reported that over three times as many infringement notices have been sent out during the 2006 - 2007 school year versus the year prior, but the RIAA did attribute some of that boost to its heightened awareness and tracking capabilities. Interestingly enough, the top spot holder doesn't seem to be overly concerned about its position, as Purdue feels the "service provider" shouldn't be the one lashing out at "criminals," essentially brushing that RIAA grief right off its shoulder. Still, we all know what you're here for, and that's to see if your alma mater made the dubious cut (full list after the jump), and while some here at Engadget can proudly proclaim to be in the top ten (ahem), drop us a comment and let us know where you stand.

[Via TWW]

Copyright infringement notices handed out during 2006 - 2007 academic year:
  1. Ohio University - 1,287
  2. Purdue University - 1,068
  3. University of Nebraska at Lincoln - 1,002
  4. University of Tennessee at Knoxville - 959
  5. University of South Carolina - 914
  6. University of Massachusetts at Amherst - 897
  7. Michigan State University - 753
  8. Howard University - 572
  9. North Carolina State University - 550
  10. University of Wisconsin at Madison - 513
  11. University of South Florida - 490
  12. Syracuse University - 488
  13. Northern Illinois University - 487
  14. University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire - 473
  15. Boston University - 470
  16. Northern Michigan University - 457
  17. Kent State University - 424
  18. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - 400
  19. University of Texas at Austin - 371
  20. North Dakota State University - 360
  21. Indiana University - 353
  22. Western Kentucky University - 353
  23. Seton Hall University - 338
  24. Arizona State University - 336
  25. Marshall University - 331
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