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Subpoena deadline is May 10

Six North Dakota college students facing lawsuits for illegally sharing music online have another week before university officials have to turn over their names to the recording industry.

Six North Dakota college students facing lawsuits for illegally sharing music online have another week before university officials have to turn over their names to the recording industry.

The Recording Industry Association of America has subpoenaed for information about the students identified in the lawsuits by their Internet Protocol addresses.

Rick Johnson, general counsel for North Dakota State University, said by

May 10 officials need to provide names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for the students.

The subpoena also asks for media access control addresses, which identify a user's computer.


Three students are from NDSU. Mayville State University, North Dakota State College of Science and Valley City State University each has one student targeted.

University officials notified the students that unless a court order indicates differently, they will have to comply with the subpoena.

Johnson said officials plan to wait until the deadline to give students time to decide how they want to respond.

Students could contact the RIAA directly about a settlement or work with an attorney to delay or quash the subpoena, Johnson said.

UND Flying Team

The University of North Dakota Flying Team will travel to Ohio State University this month to retain the national championship title.

The team will compete in the National Collegiate Flying Association's Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference against 29 of the nation's top flying programs.

The 2007 UND Flying Team consists of 25 aviation students. Fifteen will participate in the national contest.


The UND Flying Team has held the national title for 14 of the past 21 years. This year's winner will be announced May 12.

Jimmies graduate

Jamestown (N.D.) College will present bachelor's degrees to 186 seniors Sunday.

The commencement ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. in the Jamestown Civic Center.

Harris Widmer of Fargo, a 1958 graduate of Jamestown College and member of the college's board of trustees, is the commencement speaker.

Thomas Hamilton of McKenzie, Tenn., will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. Hamilton is retiring as president of the Jamestown College Foundation, a position he's held since 1990.

Student speakers are Robert Hummel, Hague, N.D., and Autumn Schmid, Cavalier, N.D.

Speech tournament


Concordia College placed in the top 15 at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament.

Eighty-five schools qualified for the national tournament hosted by Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Concordia students who advanced to the quarter-finals were: Perrie Cole, Black Duck, Minn.; Shanna Granstra, Worthington, Minn.; and James Hoggatt, Brookhaven, Miss. Elizabeth Bendix, St. Cloud, Minn., and Mike Chouinard, Aitkin, Minn., advanced in dramatic duo.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Amy Dalrymple at (701) 241-5590

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