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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…

Suppression Technologies: Summary Observations from a Common Solutions Group Workshop
January 9, 2008

In an effort to better understand the technologies available for copyright infringement control, the Common Solutions Group invited leading vendors of detection and suppression technologies to pr…

MPAA Admits Mistake on Downloading Study
January 22, 2008

"In a 2005 study it commissioned, the Motion Picture Association of America claimed that 44 percent of the industry's domestic losses came from illegal downloading of movies by college …

Downloading by Students Overstated
January 23, 2008

"In its campaign urging lawmakers and colleges to take the issue of on-campus illegal file sharing seriously, the Motion Picture Association of America has wielded an array of legal argument…

Legal Threats, Chilling Effects, and Warming the Air
January 23, 2008

The recording industry’s complaints against alleged music downloaders are just the tip of the iceberg in legal threats against online activity. In the five years of the Chilling Effects Clearin…

FCC wants to know: Is degrading P2P traffic 'reasonable'?
January 15, 2008

"As foreshadowed at the Consumer Electronics Show last week , federal regulators this week took the first formal step into investigating complaints about how Internet service providers, s…

The RIAA speaks--and it gets worse
January 15, 2008

The RIAA has quickly become one of the most disliked organizations in the world. Working ostensibly with the interests of the artists in mind, the organization has single-handedly instituted …

An interview with the misguided RIAA
January 15, 2008

This is an unabridged transcript of Don Reisingers interview with the RIAA. This is an unabridged transcript of Don Reisingers interview with th…