IT officials said passing the warnings along to students required major efforts, with some colleges forced to hire a full-time employee just to handle the legal paperwork.
Some schools refused to serve as a go-between for the RIAA when the organization was pursuing on-campus violators.
“Right now, they’re trying to dictate which services are going to be used,” said Jesse Brede, site director for Texas-based streaming media provider Blastro, which assembled Ruckus’s video library. “[Music industry giants] don’t have the cool factor, and I don’t think they ever will.”
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