Colleges Must Police Copyright, Or Else

Federal financial aid is always an arm-twisting manuever used against colleges, and this is no different.  Colleges must, according to Congress, make more of an effort to police their students, or face the "music" (pun intended).

New federal legislation says universities must agree to provide not just deterrents but also "alternatives" to peer-to-peer piracy, such as paying monthly subscription fees to the music industry for their students, on penalty of losing all financial aid for their students.

The U.S. House of Representatives bill, which was introduced late Friday by top Democratic politicians, could give the movie and music industries a new revenue stream by pressuring schools into signing up for monthly subscription services such as Ruckus and Napster. Ruckus is advertising-supported, and Napster charges a monthly fee per student.

Wait, so based on how things normally run, which members of Congress have received some donations from the RIAA?

Grahf 7 years ago

Mmm, special interests at work. 

Dave_HH 7 years ago

OK, so a college is supposed to be some sort of legal overlook for students who are of complete legal age? That's just nuts... While we're at it, let's hold colleges responsible for every other criminal act that happens on campus, even though the students are full-fledged adults by law.

Payola indeed...

mazuki 7 years ago
for one these services, don't offer the quality that scene groups do, if you think i'm going to go legal to get shitty versions of the shitty cd's you are sorely mistaken, this is why i don't live on campus, i'll just steal some moronic students wireless network and use theirs, then watch them get suspended from their myspace addiction.

this is a big stinky load IMHO.
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