University of Florida (UF) officials say they're simply enforcing the law. But civil libertarians say the school itself has become an enforcer for the recording industry.

In the annals of the online music wars, the university might well go down as one of the Recording Industry Association of America's most loyal allies.

Chris Russell, an 18-year-old freshman, and some of his dorm buddies got their lesson last fall. As he was downloading Metallica tunes in his room, Russell suddenly lost his internet connection.

Logging onto a university site, he was


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