ERIC Number: EJ701818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-11
The War over Internet Piracy: Fearing Lawsuits, College Officials Crack down on Illegal Downloading of Music and Videos on Campus
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n2 p24 Mar 2004
For years, recording companies have been waging a losing war against millions of Net-savvy college students who download and copy digital music or videos and sell or swap them. Many students make illegal use of high-speed computer links owned by universities as administrators catch the flak. Meanwhile, the recording industry and artists claim losses of up to $4.2 billion worldwide. This article describes reactions to this trend by college officials and the recording industry. It focuses on experimental deals developed; future possibilities; and criminal penalties relating to this epidemic.
Descriptors: Crime, Industry, Music, Internet, Higher Education, College Students, Copyrights, Legal Responsibility, School Responsibility, Information Retrieval
Cox Matthews and Associates, Inc., 10520 Warwick Avenue, Suite B-8, Fairfax, VA 22030-3136. Web site: http://www.blackissues.com.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1998