Reactions are mixed from schools and colleges around the United States to the recording industry's aggressive new efforts to target file-sharing students as copyright violators, but two major universities now have gone to court at least to slow the process down.

Boston College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have moved to quash subpoenas seeking the names of students suspected of internet music piracy, saying the subpoenas are illegal because they weren't filed properly.

The schools said the subpoenas, issued by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), didn't...

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