Internet File Sharing Essay
Hopefully not to easy, however, the latest Bill, “Campus-based digital theft prevention”, at Santa Clara University is facing students with the potential risk of losing their federal student aid as a result of failure to comply under the College Opportunity …show more content…
Similarly, in October 2007, Arista Records, Atlantic Recording Corp., BMG Music, Capitol Records, Elektra Entertainment, Motown Record Co., Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Virgin Records America and Warner Bros. Records sued 27 unnamed University of Maine students for copyright infringement. Many of these students have already agreed to cash settlements of $5000 for downloading and sharing music and other files through a popular student network, ‘gnutella’. Settlements, as well as several trial dates have already been set.
The promise of an Internet connecting its users to a “global library of information” has fallen short with the high costs access to medicinal texts, case law, research journals, and global newspapers. (The Globe and Mail, Friday Feb. 22, 2008. P. R22) As of February 2008, Harvard faculty voted to create an online repository of their research, “making all articles produced at Harvard freely available online”. Although Harvard isn’t the