[unisog] HEA §494 Campus-based Digital Theft Prevention

Joseph Brennan brennan at columbia.edu
Mon Dec 3 15:12:36 GMT 2007


--On Friday, November 30, 2007 10:03 -0500 William Yang <wyang at gcfn.net> 
wrote:

>>> (2) develop a plan for offering alternatives to illegal downloading or
>>> peer-to-peer distribution of intellectual property as well as a plan
>>> to explore technology-based deterrents to prevent such illegal
>>> activity.

> This doesn't look particularly harsh.  I'm not reading the whole thing,
> but this section doesn't strike me as an unreasonable burden on
> Universities.


Why should universities be required to spend any money at all developing
alternatives to illegal downloading?  The entertainment industry should
be doing that.

I am speaking for myself, not my employer.

Joseph Brennan
Columbia University Information Technology




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