More Colleges Strike Up Music-Sharing Deals, Despite Lukewarm Response in Dorms

Brock Read, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, Aug 25, 2005
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The students don't want it. So why are colleges purchasing download services? Well part of the reason is that music publishers might sue them otherwise. "Legal downloading deals 'may be a self-protection mechanism,' he said. 'Colleges can say, well, at least we have this, so we're doing something to stop piracy.'" Buy our product or we'll sue you. Oh yeah, there's a way to build customer loyalty.CRLFCRLF
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