February 13, 2009
New Rules Will Push Colleges to Rethink Tactics Against Student Pirates
Colleges are about to be told how to fight piracy. They have deployed various tactics over the years to deter illegal file sharing, usually of commercial music and movies, by their students. But this month, the U.S. Department of Education will begin crafting regulations that specify strategies. That prospect is making some campus officials wonder if plans they have already invested in will pass muster.
The regulations will interpret three antipiracy provisions in the Higher Education