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U of Wisconsin Bills RIAA for Wasting Their Time

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I find the whole situation pretty amusing. Kudos to the University of Wisconsin for standing up for their students and not squandering their time and resources to better the RIAA. :cool:

Now, if only they would apologize to me for totally destroying my bracket...
 

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It was clear down at comment 67 when someone finally hit on my reasoning why I would never offer up student names without a subpoena - privacy. Companies and university have legal and moral obligations not to hand out student/employee information on a whim.

On the other hand, these institutions also have an obligation to withhold standards of ethics. They should agree to have methods in place to verify RIAA claims, and take their own disciplinary action against students who violate laws on their property. Many universities already have set penalties for misuse of IT resources.
 

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Agreed, bdb.

That is a state university, partially funded by taxpayers' dollars. Why spend that money implementing a logging system at the request of the RIAA instead of putting it toward beneficial things such as scholarships, facilities, etc.?
 
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