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March 28, 2003

Universities to be sued over music downloads
The British record industry is to prosecute universities that allow students to copy music over the internet through their computer networks. Heads of universities will face criminal sanctions if they collude in the illegal downloading of music files that is costing the music industry £2 billion a year. The industry believes that universities, which offer students unlimited access to computers, are producing a generation of fans who believe that music is a commodity available free of charge. Universities countered that it was not their job to police the internet on behalf of a record industry that is suffering a slump in CD sales.
(Times)

Suicide verdict reached in student overdose case
A Cambridge law student who became depressed after taking anti-malaria tablets while teaching in the Far East during her gap year killed herself with an overdose of painkillers, an inquest heard yesterday.
(Daily Telegraph)

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