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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Congress to Universities: You’re Either With the Government or the File Sharers

posted by on November 13 at 14:37 PM

The education bill moving through Congress right nowóthe bill that provides student aid dollarsócomes with yet another heavy-handed industry attempt to squash file sharing.

The bill would require universities to promote legal file sharing businesses (which de facto makes student aid dependent on promoting certain companies) and would require universities to bust students for file sharingómeaning campuses would have to monitor all student activity on-line.

Electronic Frontier Foundation has details and an e-letter to send Congress.

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Hitler's vision for Germany; now the reality of America!

Fascism forever!!!

Posted by Just Me | November 13, 2007 3:09 PM
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It's like the Red Queen Hypothesis... you outfit the predators (RIAA) with better tools to screw over their prey (filesharers), all you're going to do is to get more cunning prey, with no net advantage. Better to devote university resources towards... hmmm... I don't know... learning? Research?

Government fucktards.

Posted by bma | November 13, 2007 4:16 PM

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