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E08 Podcast: An Interview with Sheri Thompson, IT Planning and Communications Officer for Louisiana State University
July 28, 2009

This fourteen minute podcast features an interview with Sheri Thompson , IT Planning and Communications Officer for Louisiana State University. The conversation was recorded at the EDUCAUSE 20…

Reconnaissance Reports from Planet Teen
July 15, 2009

Everyone's buzzing about a headline in Monday's Wired Campus blog from the Chronicle of Higher Education : "New Study Shows Decrease in Illegal Music Downloading". …

Students Flock to Web Sites Offering Pirated Textbooks
September 4, 2008

A new survey of students found that about a quarter of them reported hunting for an illegal copy of a textbook from pirate Web sites. The survey was small—only about 500 students from t…

Update on HEOA and P2P
July 2, 2009

Last August, President Bush signed into law the 1,200-page Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, termed by one Senator "a well-intentioned contraption of unnecessary rules and reg…

P2P and the Higher Education Reauthorization Act: Next Steps
August 21, 2008

Congress recently passed H.R. 4137, the Higher Education Opportunity Act, a massive piece of legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act that the President will soon sign into law. Thi…

How It Does It: The RIAA Explains How It Catches Alleged Music Pirates
May 13, 2008

"To catch college students trading copyrighted songs online, the Recording Industry Association of America uses the same file-sharing software that online pirates love, an RIAA representativ…

Texas Beats Tennessee in Clue Bowl
February 25, 2009

On April 29, 2008, the Governor of Tennessee signed the country's first law requiring campus networks to solve the problem of digital copyright infringement. High on their success in the…

Race for Broadband Grants: Department of Commerce will Begin Meeting with Interested Parties March 2
February 24, 2009

The Department of Commerce recently announced that they will begin meeting with those interested in discussing broadband grant opportunities on March 2, 2009.  Specifically, the Department’s …

Letter sent by USACM to Congress
April 14, 2008

Letter sent by USACM, to Congress regarding technology-based filtering of Internet traffic by universities; April 14, 2008. Letter sent by USACM,…

Advice to ISP's: Sign up for RIAA 101 at a college near you
December 29, 2008

Update (Jan. 4, 2009): According to a report today in the Wall Street Journal, the RIAA is replacing MediaSentry (see references below) by a Danish company, DtecNet Software. Good news? Bad…