So you don't have to register for "that crap", the jist of the article is this: The University of Rochester is doing a pilot study focusing on "legitimate music downloading services for implementation as early as next semester." However, that would eventually lead to tying in a flat fee that is automatically put into a student's tuition costs even if they do not download music.
According to Provost Charles Phelps, a representative from the Joint Committee of the Higher Education and Entertainment Communities: "What happens in the future will depend on how the pilot works out. We'd discuss any permanent arrangements with student groups first, of course, before making any permanent commitment. In any event, the added costs will likely measure well under one percent of room and board."
Of course the students here are upset. Last time we were promised talk of permanent of arrangements before action, Aramark took over as a monopoly for campus food. Ewww...
It's even better how they claim it'll work wonderfully, and that "Participation will not be optional."