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Music 2.0: Revenue Streams, Consumer Behavior, and Policy Issues
December 16, 2009

Thanks to the Internet, there are now a mind-boggling array of tools and services that help musicians and record labels promote, distribute, and sell their music. And as this legal marketplace fo…

Complying with P2P Mandates in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008
November 23, 2009

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires all campuses to certify that they have plans to "effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, includ…

Choruss: A New Business Model for Digital Music
March 3, 2009

Per-copy charges for music and other intellectual property made sense when copies were physical objects, but that business model is ill-suited to the digital world. The mismatch has led to thousa…

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…

Can't Stop the Music: Dealing with File Sharing on Campus
January 1, 2005

With P2P use continuing to grow even in the face of more than 11,000 RIAA and MPAA lawsuits—so far!—and with Internet2 making it even more tempting, the issue of music file sharing remains at…

iPods and Academia: The Duke First-Year Experience
January 1, 2005

In August 2004, Duke distributed 20GB Apple iPod devices to each first-year student. Titled the Duke First-Year Experience, the iPod initiative was intended to stimulate creative uses of digital …

Legal Alternatives to P2P: Reports from Yale and Penn State
January 1, 2004

Yale and Penn State have both pioneered the use of legal services for distributing copyrighted media. In January 2004, both initiated commercial services that differ in many ways. This presentati…