Tag Results for files (9 Blogs)

  1. Textbooks: The New Digital File Sharing Frontier

    The music industry, which for years has been complaining about unauthorized copying and distribution of their intellectual property, now has company. Sharing their piracy misery are textbook publishers. An increasing number of book titles are showing up on peer-to-peer file sharing sites, as students, with Napster as a historical blueprint, copy then digitize hundreds of pages in order to make them available over the Web for free. What would motivate a college kid to stand at a photocopier for hours? Revenge. Many students feel that they're being fleeced by publishers who, aided and abetted by professors, force new and ever …

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  2. Congress Wants Universities to Do More to Stop Peer to Peer File Sharing

    It's no secret that the entertainment industry, under the auspices of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), views college students using peer-to-peer file sharing networks as the prime perpetrators of online thievery. Now it looks like they may get a boost from Congress in their attempt to stop such copyright violations, if a tiny new provision in the huge College Opportunity and Affordability Act makes it into law. It seems that the industry views campus administrators as both partners and opponents in the fight to stop digital piracy, a notion that's …

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  3. FBI Virtual Case File Opportunity Cost?

    A Lebanese-born CIA officer and former FBI agent Nada Nadim Prouty pleaded guilty this week to charges that, among other things (like submitting forged documents to obtain American citizenship) she illegally sought classified information from FBI computers in September 2002 and June 2003 concerning the Islamic group Hezbollah. According to the New York Times, the agent's sister and brother-in-law "attended a fund-raising event in Lebanon in August 2002 at which the keynote speaker was Sheikh Muhammed Hussein Fadlallah, the spiritual leader of Hezbollah. Sheikh Fadlallah has been designated by the United States government as a …

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  4. Maybe They'll All Quit

    Zalmai Azmi, the FBI's CIO, was reported in Federal Computer Week as saying that, "Cultural differences are the biggest obstacle preventing intelligence agencies from starting information-sharing programs." He reportedly went on to say that, â''The introduction of new blood would help do things differently." Good luck. I thought that too over thirty years ago when I worked as a junior engineer in the Defense Department. I still hold that same thought today. I wonder if Azmi is hinting that there may be problems behind the scenes with Sentinel, the follow on to the infamous Virtual Case File …

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