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[FYI] (Fwd) FC: Recording industry wants to scan .au university computers

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Date sent:      	Wed, 19 Feb 2003 10:02:29 -0500
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From:           	Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject:        	FC: Recording industry wants to scan .au university computers
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Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 17:57:14 +1100
From: Ian Cumming <ian@semisphere.org>
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Subject: Recording industry asks to scan university computers
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Hi Declan,

I'm not sure if this is worthy of politech, but my University is being
targeted by Festival, Sony and EMI to hand over the web logs from our
proxy servers as evidence of mp3 sharing by students.

The following articles provide some commentary on these events.

- Recording firms ask to scan university computers

- It's war on a generation of cyber pirates

The first article reports:

"In Sydney yesterday, the companies - Festival, Sony and EMI - reached
agreement with the University of Sydney and the University of Tasmania
to preserve the files as evidence. The universities have not agreed to
hand over the information."

My question is, do record companies have a legal right to seize
traffic data for the purposes of their investigations?

Perhaps some politechers could comment on their perspective of these


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