LINK ISU students among worst in movie piracy By Diane Heldt The Gazette email@example.com AMES - Iowa State University students are among the worst offenders nationally when it comes to movie piracy, according to a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The list of the 25 universities considered to be the ``worst offenders'' by the Motion Picture Association of America was released last month. The list was complied at the request of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, and it's based on the number of copyright infringement notices received by the schools during the 2006-07 year. The infringement notices inform a college about students possibly illegally downloading copyrighted material. ISU's total of 586 copyright infringement notices ranked the university 15th nationally. ISU was the only Iowa college or university listed. Columbia University in New York City topped the list, with 1,198 notices. A similar list was released in February by the Recording Industry Association of America to measure the worst campus offenders for illegal music downloads. No Iowa college or university made that list of 25, which was topped by Ohio University with 1,287 infringement notices.