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7 Things You Should Know About the P2P Provisions of the HEOA
May 24, 2010

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) includes a number of provisions that require colleges and universities to take specific actions to limit the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted m…

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…

Illegal File Sharing 101
November 17, 2008

© 2008 Kent Wada. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license ( ). …

House approves MPAA-backed college antipiracy rules
February 7, 2008

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a higher-education funding bill that includes controversial new antipiracy obligations for universities. The 354-58 vote…

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…

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…

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…

Memo to Music Industry: Fans Say Cut Prices, Make Better Music
January 1, 2006

"While one-quarter of the nation's music fans say they've downloaded songs onto their computers -- legally or otherwise -- a new nationwide poll suggests music executives should look…