Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Interesting article by Tracy Mitrano in Chronicle of Higher Education

Came across this interesting article, in the Chronicle of Higher Education, by Tracy Mitrano, director of information-technology policy in Cornell University’s Office of Information Technologies, where she also directs the computer policy and law program:

Tracy Mitrano: Why the Recording Industry Stopped Suing Students

When the Recording Industry Association of America decided in December to stop filing bulk lawsuits against college students, several students in my “Culture, Law, and Politics of the Internet” course asked me to comment on the strategy. Here is what I said:

Over all, the [recording industry’s] approach was increasingly losing steam, both as a public-relations tactic and financially. More important, if the RIAA had any hope of creating tension between students and administrators, it ultimately backfired.....
Chronicle of Higher Education

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