Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
It's hard for me to imagine that anyone who wants free online music hasn't already downloaded everything available. After all, downloading has been going on for years. The people being caught today are the people who are careless with the music they already have. Keep it on the USB stick, people! Meanwhile, this story in the Christian Science Monitor begins with a set of unsubstantiated statistics and never looks back: "college students illegally obtained two-thirds of their music and accounted for 1.3 billion illegal downloads in 2006 alone - in what the RIAA estimates as millions of dollars in losses directly attributed to college students." Yeah, well, don't forget, the RIAA thinks you should have to purchase your entire music collection every time your MP3 player dies on you. Via EDUCAUSE Connect.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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Last Updated: Aug 02, 2021 5:51 p.m.