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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 …

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…

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…

E08 Podcast: Digging Deep with P2P: Understanding Students' Media Habits
November 19, 2008

This thirteen-minute podcast features a panel update recorded at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference. The panel discussion is entitled, " Digging Deep with P2P: Understanding Students'…

An Oldie from Nashville
November 18, 2008

A number of people wrote to me yesterday about this newsflash from Inside Higher Education: Tennessee's New File Sharing Law Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen last week signed leg…

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,…

Get Me Out of the Middle!
February 29, 2008

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

Update on Key U.S. Copyright Developments
February 29, 2008

Copyright continues to be a core interest of the higher education and academic library communities. This briefing will focus on eight critical legislative and legal arenas where the United States…

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…

Everything I need to know I learned from Humphrey Bogart
November 4, 2008

Hat-tip to Jim Burger of Dow-Lohnes for this good news from Brussels: In June, 2007, the Belgian society of authors, composers, and publishers, known as SABAM, convinced a court in Bru…