[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/07/VI1RdE.png[/newsimage]Universities slow to crack down on peer-to-peer file sharing could lose federal funding, as university administrators are pressured by copyright groups to launch anti-piracy campaigns. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/pirate-universities-may-face-federal-funding-backlash-31513/](http://www.myce.com/news/pirate-universities-may-face-federal-funding-backlash-31513/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
More thuggery from the fine folk at the RIAA and MPAA. Imagine the $h!thole world we would live in if it were run by these two organizations.
To me, this is like saying, if the entertainment industry don’t get their way, they may wreck the educational system.
Imagine how much better the US would be without the two organisations. Sure, they will think that without them, there will not be any movies or music being produced due to piracy. But, there are plenty of other ways to profit from either even in the world of P2P. E.g. a performing musician could use P2P and the radio to promote its music and make money through public performances and concerts. A movie producer could make plenty from cinema sales with the movie later freely released to the public. Also, it’s worth noting that musicians and movie producers existed well before the time of VHS, tapes, CDs, etc. mainly by public performances and cinemas.
The Universities should ban together and tell RIAA and MPAA to stick it where the sun does not shine.
If the content industry wants to have administrators of foreign networks to block p2p they must pay for that service according to civil law code.
Imagine how much better the US would be without the two organisations. [/QUOTE]
The whole world would be better off not just the US . They try & many times do spread their influence to other countries.
I would not want to be the jackass who will go down in history as cutting off funding to universities because the MPAA and RIAA cronies whined. I friggen dare one of these bureaucrats to attach his name to this program. What the hell are they smoking?