Heheh, thanks Rich. I know the "ethics" argument won't win. So I'm using a
two-pronged approach -- DMCA and AUP. If $2500 and a year in prison for
each violation is not enough to discourage her, then perhaps the threat of
possibly losing her Internet access is. :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Wiggins" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: [MSUNAG] Acceptable Use Question: P2P File Sharing Apps
> A few years ago, when Chuck Severance and I were still doing our TV
> show, I interviewed 4 MSU students about file sharing -- then it was
> all about Napster. In the course of a one hour interview, I tried and
> tried to get them to "get it." I asked if you'd written a book of
> great poetry or recipes, and you discovered that the entire book was
> up on the Web, wouldn't you take umbrage?
> Grudgingly a couple of them accepted that maybe pride of authorship
> and intellectual property rights were real, important considerations.
> But they still planned to download music.
> This was years ago. Margaret, your niece has grown up believing that
> if you can find it on the Net, it's free. If you succeed in your
> educational mission, I'll donate $50 to your favorite charity. :-)
> PS -- Never mind the AUP, I think federal copyright law and
> specifically DMCA are fearsome enough.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: MSU Network Administrators Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
>> Behalf Of Margaret Wilson
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 7:39 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [MSUNAG] Acceptable Use Question: P2P File Sharing Apps
>> A friend's daughter is into sharing music using WinMX, which I've
>> learned is one of these P2P file-sharing apps. Off course, she's using
>> for sharing copyrighted music. They have dial-up access via MichNet
>> one of the school systems. My question is, is there anything in the
>> Acceptable Use Policy which prohibits such use? I'll read the policy if
>> need be, but I was wondering if anyone knows off the top of their heads.