Recording companies sue 12 Tulsa University students

TULSA Okla.

A dozen University of Tulsa students are being sued in federal court for copyright infringement by 15 recording companies.

U.S. Magistrate Sam A. Joyner of the Northern District of Oklahoma gave the companies authority to seek the names, current and permanent addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses from TU, the Internet provider. The names are now known only by numeric Internet addresses based at the university.

The suit lists 106 titles downloaded by the defendants between February and June and said 9,186 audio files were distributed.

No specific amount of money was sought, but the companies are seeking damages for each “infringement” plus their legal costs and attorney fees.

Unless restrained, the companies said in the suit that they would suffer “great and irreparable injury that cannot fully be compensated or measured in money.”

No court dates have been set.

Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

–Associated Press



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