BOSTON - Boston College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (news - web sites) have moved to quash subpoenas seeking the names of students suspected of Internet music piracy, saying they're illegal because they weren't filed properly.
The schools said the subpoenas, issued by the Recording Industry Association of America (news - web sites), didn't allow for adequate time to notify the students, as mandated by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.
Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn said Tuesday the school did not object to providing the information.
"We're not trying to protect our students from the consequences of copyright infringement," he said. "Once the subpoenas are properly filed, we will comply with the subpoenas."
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