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    LOS ANGELES - The recording industry sued 532 people Tuesday, including scores of individuals using computer networks at 21 universities, claiming they were illegally sharing digital music files over the Internet.

    This latest wave of copyright lawsuits brought by the Recording Industry Association of America on behalf of recording companies marks the first time the trade group has targeted computer users swapping music files over university networks.

    The RIAA filed the "John Doe" complaints against 89 individuals using networks at universities in Arizona, California, Virginia, New York, Indiana, Maryland, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Lawsuits against 443 people using commercial Internet access providers were also filed in California, Colorado, Missouri, Texas and Virginia.

    The recording group did not name which Internet access providers the defendants were using. In all, 27 lawsuits were filed, an RIAA spokesman said.


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