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Congress Vs Students


11/12/07
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(antiMusic) U.S. politicians continue to be for sale to the highest contributors. Some leading Democrats in the House of Reps introduced a bill last week which basically blackmails universities on behalf of the music and film industries. The same people that reportedly told one student they sued to quit school to pay for the lawsuit.

Here is part of the CNET report: New federal legislation says universities must agree to provide not just deterrents but also "alternatives" to peer-to-peer piracy, such as paying monthly subscription fees to the music industry for their students, on penalty of losing all financial aid for their students.

The U.S. House of Representatives bill , which was introduced late Friday by top Democratic politicians, could give the movie and music industries a new revenue stream by pressuring schools into signing up for monthly subscription services such as Ruckus and Napster. According to the bill, if universities did not agree to test "technology-based deterrents to prevent such illegal activity," all of their students--even ones who don't own a computer--would lose federal financial aid.

Read more about how Congress is serving the "people" and not corporate special interest - here

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