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.