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Global Music Download Stats Spill Beans on Subscriptions
January 1, 2005

More than 180m songs were downloaded legally during the first half of 2005 throughout the world, IFPI, the international federation of recording companies revealed this week. Over the last few week…

More Colleges Strike Up Music-Sharing Deals, Despite Lukewarm Response in Dorms
January 1, 2005

"Colleges expect to continue providing legal music-downloading services to students, even though it's unclear that the services are discouraging online piracy. Prospective students incr…

Should ISPs Pay for Music?
January 1, 2005

A scheme that would shift the cost of digital music from users to Internet service providers is gaining international support. A scheme that would shif…

Peer-to-Peer Goes Legit
January 1, 2005

"The old-school peer-to-peer network iMesh has left the murky world of illegal file swapping behind with the launch of a new service that enables users to share up to 2 million tracks from the…

The Customer Is Always Wrong: A User's Guide to DRM in Online Music
January 1, 2005

This guide "translates" the marketing messages by the major services, giving you the real deal rather than spin. Understanding how DRM and the DMCA pose a danger to your rights will help …

EU Plans Online Copyright Licence
January 1, 2005

Creators of online music services such as composers, lyricists and performers would be able to secure a single pan-European copyright licence for the first time under proposals tabled yesterday by …

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…

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 …

Comparison of Experiences with Two Innovative Media Programs
October 22, 2004 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2004 Annual Conference

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

Campus Pioneers of Online Music and Movies
October 20, 2004 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2004 Annual Conference

Dozens of commercial services offer legal access to music and movies online. Several prominent campuses have contracted with vendors to provide such services to students, and more are in negotiatio…