The New York Law Journal has an interesting article today about the RIAA chasing student infringers on college campuses. The article examines the University/Student relationship (in terms of privacy), and outlines policy concerns over both (i) the RIAA's actions, and (ii)the willingness of academic institutions to comply with discovery requests issued by the RIAA in John Doe infringement suits.
Also, the author draws a parallel between the RIAA's accusations against students for infringement (in their demand letters) and the Debtor/Creditor relationship. The article examines New York, California, and Federal law governing creditor practices.
[Donald N. David, "Privacy Needs Key Despite Music Piracy on Campuses"]