The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced that it has filed lawsuits against four college students, accusing them of running "Napster-like" services inside their university networks.

"This is another in a string of unfortunate efforts by the recording industry to treat music fans like criminals," said Fred von Lohmann, senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "File-sharing is here to stay--more Americans have used Kazaa than voted for President Bush. The answer is not more lawsuits, but making file-sharing legal while getting artists paid."