RIAA continues crack down
3 additional students faced the RIAA this summer, N.C. State remains one of top
According to Gerace, the RIAA also would not include a confidentiality
clause in the release of their letters to the students, which she said is
important so that neither party will release any of the terms of the
settlement or lawsuit.
"We got in touch with the record industry because we were really concerned
because we wanted one in there," Gerace said. "They told us to send them
one, and we did, and they promptly told us 'no.'"
Gerace said this caused a problem for the students because they now have
to face the possibility that if they settle, the RIAA may release
their names and IP addresses to other record companies that aren't part of
"So students were stuck between a rock and a hard place," she said. "I
have not been real pleased with how they've conducted this anyway, so I
honestly can not say at this point that I would trust them not to [release