[LINK] FC: Recording industry wants to scan .au university computers (fwd)

Timothy Michael O'Leary oleary@alphalink.com.au
Thu, 20 Feb 2003 14:43:08 +1100

At 01:00 PM Thursday 2/20/03 +1100, you wrote:
>On Thu, 20 Feb 2003 pche@unimelb.edu.au wrote:
>Why they are going after "soft" targets like Universities is beyond me,

They are going for Universities precisely because they are soft targets.

Universities exist all over the world, they don't like to break the law or 
even be contentious with opinions (despite academic freedom rhetoric) and 
they have shiploads of yoofs to reach easily.

Putting the frighteners on a few universities in Australia pays enormous 
dividends in the propaganda war worldwide. Universities already are 
sensitised to copyright issues and will cave in and issue statements all 
over the press and campuses and to each student  on logging in * Do not 
copy / download music* .

A cheap way to generate publicity and put pressure on governments to bring 
in a blank CD tax.