Students pay dearly for free music downloads


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  • Sunday, 11 May 2003

FOUR college students have learned that free music downloads can carry a hidden price tag – US$12,000 to US$17,500 (RM45,600 to RM66,500), to be exact.  

The major record companies had accused the students – two at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and one each at Princeton University and Michigan Technological University – of fuelling music piracy by running file-sharing networks on campus and offering hundreds of songs for copying.  

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