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Recording industry to sue college students on Internet2

[JURIST] The RIAA announced Tuesday [RIAA press release] that it intends to sue hundreds of individual college students accused of illegally distributing music and movies across Internet2 [official website], a super-fast computer network connecting universities and used for internet research. RIAA executives said it will file federal copyright lawsuits Wednesday against 405 students at 18 colleges with access to Internet2, which boasts speeds hundreds of times faster than the internet. Researchers at Internet2 once demonstrated they can download a DVD-quality copy of the popular movie "The Matrix" in 30 seconds over their network, a feat they said would take roughly 25 hours over the standard internet. The MPAA [official website] is also expected to file federal copyright lawsuits Wednesday against students with access to Internet2. AP has more.

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