U.S. District Judge F. Bradford Stillman this morning ruled that the College must turn over the names of 20 students suspected of downloading music illegally to the Recording Industry Association of America. The RIAA plans to sue the students for copyright infringement after they allegedly downloaded music on peer-to-peer music sharing programs such as Limewire.
At least eight students have already settled independently. According to previous Flat Hat reports, settlements typically cost $3,000.
College officials have said they will comply with the subpoena request.
RIAA documents show that the association is also trying to sue students at Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia and the Virginia Military Institute.