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ERIC Number: EJ820807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Illegal File Sharing 101
Wada, Kent
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v31 n4 p18-25 2008
Much of higher education's unease arises from the cost of dealing with illegal file sharing. Illinois State University, for example, calculated a cost of $76 to process a first claim of copyright infringement and $146 for a second. Responses range from simply passing along claims to elaborate programs architected with specific goals in mind. Higher education encompasses thousands of individual and individualistic institutions, each in a context of local cultural values, resources, and state laws. There is no single "right" approach to this complicated, multifaceted, nationally important, shared problem, yet people can draw from their collective experience for good ideas. This article aims to impart information and raise issues that will help one think through what will best achieve his institution's goals--from student conduct to legal liability, from technology to digital entertainment services--in an era of digital downloading. (Contains 23 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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