The battle between colleges and the music industry over illegal file sharing by students is heating up yet again: Not content to lobby Congress for federal rules discouraging such activity, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has turned its sights on state legislatures.


In its latest effort to quash online piracy, the RIAA has developed a coordinated campaign to get states to pass legislation that would require state colleges and universities to take measures cracking down on illegal file sharing. 


In May, Tennessee's governor signed legislation that requires higher-education institutions in the state to create and adhere to policies prohibiting students

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