September 25, 2020

Students Write About RIAA/Student Lawsuits

Two of the best sources on the RIAA vs. student lawsuits come, appropriately, from other students.

Joe Barillari, a student in my “Information Technology and the Law” course at Princeton, has written an interesting analysis of the case against his fellow Princeton student Dan Peng. [Annoying disclaimer: Joe doesn’t speak for me; I don’t speak for Joe; neither of us speaks for Princeton.]

Zack Rosen, a student at Illinois, has written a primer on file sharing/searching technologies. He also describes how the “Napster-like” functionality, on which RIAA builds their contributory infringement case against the students, bears a very close similarity to search ffunctionality provided by Microsoft in Windows.