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    FSU Strikes "Deal" With Apple for Free iTunes; Students Confused

    INTERNET: In a puzzling move to combat piracy (yarg!) Florida State University has signed a deal with Apple to allow students to download free iTunes for free and buy 99 cent songs for 99 cents. Yes, this is by far the stupidest article you'll see today.

    In an effort to prevent illegal file sharing on campus, Florida State University is on the verge of finalizing a deal with Apple Computer, Inc. -- a deal that would provide free iTunes software to students and allow them to download music for 99 cents per song.

    Carl Baker, the director of university computer systems at the FSU Academic Computing and Network Services Department, was appointed chair of a committee charged with finding a way to stop illegal file sharing on campus. The committee, known as the Online Music Committee, was created this spring semester and is made up of members of FSU's administration and a small group of students.

    (via Engadget)

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    Yeah, a deal that does nothing....yet I'm sure the university put a lot of money into setting up commitees and such to come up with that deal. This reminds me of the time my college spent something like $40,000 to come up with a new logo. The ended up with "CMU" with a line under it and in smaller letters "Central Michigan University." If you go to www.cmich.edu you'll see it in the upper right hand corner. Of course, at least something came out of that. A better analogy would be if they had spent $40,000 and came up with the exact same logo they use right now...


    September 6, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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