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[FYI] (Fwd) FC: House Judiciary targets peer-to-peer students: Prison terms?

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Date sent:      	Wed, 26 Feb 2003 14:47:53 -0500
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From:           	Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject:        	FC: House Judiciary targets peer-to-peer students: Prison terms?
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    Congress targets P2P piracy on campus
    By Declan McCullagh
    February 26, 2003, 11:01 AM PT

    Key politicians chided universities on Wednesday for not doing
    enough to limit peer-to-peer piracy, calling unauthorized copying
    a federal crime that should be punished appropriately.

    Members of the House of Representatives subcommittee that oversees
    copyright law said at a hearing that peer-to-peer piracy was a
    crime under a 1997 federal law, but universities continued to
    treat file-swapping as a minor infraction of campus disciplinary

    "If on your campus you had an assault and battery or a murder,
    you'd go down to the district attorney's office and deal with it
    that way," said Rep. William Jenkins, R-Tenn.


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