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

Phillip G Deneault deneault at WPI.EDU
Mon Dec 3 17:08:31 GMT 2007

This is the last post I will approve in this thread unless someone has
information to add relevant to security.


Paul FM wrote:
> Or another way to look at this.
> Student's are customers of Universities (not their employees).
> Does this mean that companies which provide network support to other 
> companies are required to do this as well (I don't think so)?
> Are ISP's required to explore technology-based deterrents to prevent illegal 
> activity (as far as I know, they aren't even required to help you prevent 
> break-ins to your own computer)?
> Maybe Universities should just BAN the download and sale of all RIAA 
> copyrighted music on campus (legal or not) - and state their reason for this 
> clearly to incoming students.  That way they remove themselves from being 
> responsible for these discriminatory rules.
> Joseph Brennan wrote:
>> --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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