Cracking down on college students, the music industry is sending thousands more complaints to top universities this school year than it did last year as it targets music illegally downloaded over campus computer networks.

A few schools, including Ohio and Purdue universities, already have received more than 1,000 complaints accusing individual students since last fall, the Associated Press (AP) reports--significant increases over the past school year. For students who are caught, punishments vary from eMail warnings to semester-long suspensions from classes.

The trade group for the largest music labels, the...

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