Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Cracking down on US campus piracy

The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) now seem to be targeting American universities in their latest effort to crack down on illegal file sharing.

They have sent joint letters to over 40 universities, acknowledging their efforts to crack down on campus piracy, but saying that more needs to be done.

The RIAA and MPAA are dedicated to fighting piracy, but they are unlikely to ever stop it completely, or even get anywhere near that point. Even with the new technologies included with new media formats (digital rights management on music downloads and copy protection on HD-DVD/Blu-ray discs), in time, these measures will just be circumvented as their predecessors once were.

And of course, they get plenty of opposition too...

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