It's not enough to raise our fees and tuition yearly.
It's not enough to outsource our housing bus service to a company that has cut the shuttle service to the point where it is easier and faster to WALK to campus.
Now, our school has decided to fully cooperate with the RIAA in hunting down and prosecuting its students for file sharing.
Oh it gets better:
(More on the flip.)
You see, I used to do a web show, and I reviewed bad movies. Faster than you can say "Fair use" I get a "unofficial" note that posting my older videos is a violation of the schools policy.
That video I did for Computer Gaming class? It used footage from video games, which means I'm distributing copyrighted material according to the official "policy" email I received.
Just waiting for the next little bombshell. So, torrents go bye, bye, just in case. I don't trust my school, since they've told me that excessive bandwidth usage is "cause for concern." I am actually a little worried about the next game I download from steam, since that's A LOT of info coming to me...
The thing that gets me is... "The majority of violations are occurring in East Campus Housing and in dorms." So, that means that it's happening in students own living spaces. I wasn't aware that by living in student housing I had given up my fourth amendment rights. Oh but WAIT! I hear them cry! It's OUR housing! It's OUR property, therefore... blah blah...
That's nice. It's also the reason the RIAA has been going after college students the last 4 YEARS!. Since they get "Use Policy" on their side, a school policy allows them to gather evidence for criminal prosecution, neatly sidestepping any laws about invading privacy.
Well, that's great. Our students don't have enough to worry about with actual LEARNING, let's make em look over their shoulder in fear that the download of Lady Gaga might get em expelled, sued and imprisoned.
As always the rich go after the defenseless.