Duke U. protège ses étudiants

Duke University modifie sa politique sur le droit d’auteur pour protéger l’anonymat de ses étudiants selon Christine Hall, The Chronicle (12 déc 2008, Cyber Stealing: The truth about Duke’s downloading policy :

A new Duke policy requires evidence of the transaction between both the student who acts as a server for the copyrighted material and the party that downloads from them.

Moneta adds, however, that Duke’s new policy is one of the most protective policies of individual privacy in America.

« This new policy is a novel approach, » Moneta says. « I’m imagining it will be within a matter of days that my colleagues around the country will be contacting me asking, ‘What’s up, and has the RIAA come down to hammer you about this?' »

Those peer institutions have dealt with the threats from the RIAA in different ways. Until recently, Duke’s policy was like that of many schools across the U.S.: to deliver RIAA messages to students without discretion, without taking judicial action against student offenders.

Duke’s recent policy change came about when administrators realized that the RIAA often served notices without sufficient evidence that students had actually violated copyright law.

Christine Hall, The Chronicle (12 déc 2008, Cyber Stealing: The truth about Duke’s downloading policy

Ce contenu a été mis à jour le 16 décembre 2008 à 14 h 58 min.

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