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Campus Media Response: Choose High Ground, Not Middle Ground

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Campus Media Response: Choose High Ground, Not Middle Ground

File sharing remains a confusing and controversial issue on college campuses. As the practice becomes increasingly common, many college students and administrators are seeking clarification on the legal and ethical status of sharing copyrighted material. A student may be well aware that selling copied music to his friends is illegal, yet he is often asked […]

Campus Media Response: Intellectual Property Rights Keep the Music Playing

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Campus Media Response: Intellectual Property Rights Keep the Music Playing

Jake Begun of Wisconsin/Madison’s Badger Herald thinks he’s noticed something pretty funny: Every day tens, if not dozens, of albums are sold in record stores across America. And yet the average American musician represented by a major record label is forced to scrape by on only millions. Their only fault: Being born talented and with […]

It’s Not Stealing Because I Don’t Want It to Be

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It’s Not Stealing Because I Don’t Want It to Be

When stripped of rationalizations, file sharing is clearly an act of theft. When Boston University grad student Joel Tenenbaum was recently charged for illegally downloading and distributing thirty songs, he did not express remorse.  Instead, he likened the situation to underage drinking, saying, “I don’t regret drinking underage in college, even though I got busted […]

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Scrap Scrabulous

Scrabulous, a virtual knockoff of the board game Scrabble, has become one of the most popular Facebook games. According to the New York Times, the makers of Scrabble have denounced Scrabulous as piracy and are threatening legal action against its creators. Scrabulous fans are crying foul: The threat of legal action has not gained the […]