Targeting violators where the most violations are occurring seems logical. I do not know how else you would proceed. Cracking down at the college level seems necessary the more I think about it. These are our future leaders, easily tempted, & experimental it could do nothing but good to know they are about to step into real world.
It is fair because it is not theirs to download, if they did not pay for it. The targeting part is probably because so many university people do it. If less university kids did it, the government might randomize their searches more. Right now, it is probably like low hanging fruit for government officials.
I personally think that University students are often targeted for penalization for downloading music, movies, and other protected content and it is not fair because what if the students needs to research that or maybe need it for a club that they joined. I personally think that it is fair.
It is important to insure that protected content stays protected. This means penalizing anyone who downloads it without permission. To target certain groups, such as university students, is prejudice.
It allows for others to get away with downloading protected content because the focus is mainly being directed towards university students
With limited budgets, American university students often download protected content. It is simply not fair to target any one group of people with criminal penalties. What is needed is a fairer penalty system which provides reasonable warnings and consequences for individuals downloading protected content to their computers that avoids targeting any individual or group.