Recording Industry Settles Case Against UW Student

Posted Thursday, August 6, 2009 --- 7:30 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The recording industry has settled a lawsuit against a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student accused of illegally downloading songs from the Internet.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb has accepted the industry's settlement with Frank Minervini of Wisconsin Rapids. Details of the deal are not public.

Record companies accused Minervini of downloading several songs in 2007 for which they owned the copyrights, ranging from Alice Cooper's "Poison" to "Game Got Switched" by Ludacris.

Minervini was identified by the University of Wisconsin System after the companies obtained a court order to get the identities of the likely users of certain IP addresses. The system turned over more than 50 names.

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