Friday, November 07, 2008

Angry article on p2pnet reports University of Wisconsin students dropping out of school to pay RIAA

Jon Newton of reports some students at University of Wisconsin have had to drop out school to pay the RIAA:

RIAA, MPAA, BSA: Evil is as Evil does

p2pnet news view | RIAA News:- “It’s been really hard to have to be the one to tell them they are facing this lawsuit,” University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire associate dean of student development Jodi Thesing-Ritter said recently.

“Some students have had to drop out of school in order to pay for their legal fees.”

Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG, “hate anything which even looks remotely like competition,” p2pnet posted recently.

“They hate independents and independence.

“They hate anything which interferes with what they see as their God-given right to control how, and by whom, music is distributed online.
Complete article

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Directly from UWEC's website:

"When notifications of copyright violations are received from recognized groups, such as the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA), the registered owner of the computer will be notified." {Emphasis mine}

Do these morons at UWEC realize that the owner of the computer may or may not be the one who is using it when the alleged infringement occurs?

I mean, come on people, you're supposed to be a center of higher learning.