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Congress Ups Ante on File Sharing
January 1, 2007

A bipartisan group of House of Representatives lawmakers recently said that they had written the presidents of 19 colleges and universities asking their officials to complete an expansive survey on…

Copyright Infringement from the Inside: Student Perspectives on Music Piracy
October 11, 2006 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2006 Annual Conference

Interviews with 42 university undergraduates offer insight into anti-piracy efforts and why they may be failing. Education efforts are seen as phony and unconvincing, lawsuits as unlikely, and even…

Digital Entertainment on Campus: Old Lawsuits and New Business Models
May 16, 2007 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Policy Conference 2007

Earlier this year, in what Casey Green called its "spring offensive," the Recording Industry Association of America stepped up its program of bringing infringement claims against thousand…

Music biz's future rests on key changes
September 19, 2007

"When it comes to file sharing and illegal downloads, it's the big music labels that complain the loudest about being ripped off. Bob Moon reports on some ideas that might help the reco…

RIAA v. The People: Four Years Later
August 29, 2007

In this report the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) provides a comprehensive look at the four-year litigation campaign waged by the RIAA against music fans. The report traces the RIAA campaig…

Students Refuse to Buy a Single Song from Napster
January 1, 2005

The University of Rochester is one of the Napsterized schools that provide music rental services on students in the hopes of curbing P2P file-trading. Using the results of a 2004 university survey …

Swiftboating Higher Education on P2P: Why Higher Education Is Not the Real Problem, and Technology Is Not the Real Solution
December 7, 2007

A steady stream of press releases from the MPAA and the RIAA about unauthorized peer-to-peer downloading suggests that college students are digital pirates and campus network officials are engage…

When Push Comes to Shove: A Hype-Free Guide to Evaluating Technical Solutions to Copyright Infringement on Campus Networks
January 1, 2005

With entertainment companies now suing thousands of college students for using the high-speed Internet2 network for filesharing, universities are under more pressure than ever to address the proble…