- In today's Washington Post, EFF's Fred von Lohmann asks:
“What do Columbia, Vanderbilt, Duke, Howard and UCLA have in common? Apparently, leaders in Congress think that they aren't expelling enough students for illegally swapping music and movies.”
von Lohmann suggests a new way for colleges to protect their students from the RIAA:
“Universities already pay blanket fees so that student a cappella groups can perform on campus, and they also pay for cable TV subscriptions and site licenses for software. By the same token, they could collect a reasonable amount from their students for “all you can eat” downloading.”
Meanwhile, Warner Music announced yesterday that it was pairing with Lala.com to stream most of its library online for free
eBay will begin selling radio time to advertisers today. However, eBay is several months behind Google, which already has a deal with Clear Channel to sell ads on 675 stations.
USA Today is running a story on Skype's petition to the FCC:
“Skype basically accused Verizon Wireless and other big carriers of holding their customers hostage because most cellphones sold in the USA are “locked,” meaning you can only use applications and features sold by your carrier.”