Austin Peay, UT, Vandy offer free music downloads - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Austin Peay, UT, Vandy offer free music downloads

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Austin Peay State University will join the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt as subscribers of a free music-downloading service for students.

The three schools have contracted with Ruckus Network Inc., a Herndon, Va.-based digital media service provider that supplies legal downloads specifically for college students.

Students can access more than 3 million songs from the most current Billboard chart toppers to tracks from thousands of labels. They can also get movies and television shows.

The advertising-supported service doesn't cost the university or students any money.

Vanderbilt and UT students have previously been targeted by lawsuit from the Recording Industry Association of America over illegal downloading.

Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle, http://www.theleafchronicle.com

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