MIT Tops List of College Copyright Violators

Erica Hendry, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, Jun 17, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I'm not sure whether I actually believe the statistics in this report released by Bay-TSP, a company that tracks instances of clients' works appearing online in various file sharing networks (notice the wording - an appearance of a work will count as a 'hit' even if it is an instance of fair use, so we should not say they are tracking "violations" of copyright). You'd never know from the Chronicle coverage, but the report not only ranks hits at U.S. universities, it also ranks them by country. And it's interesting to note that Canada is far down the list, far lower, even, than the United states. So much for our supposedly 'lax' copyright laws causing 'infringements'.
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