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Submission + - Congress to pull Financial Aid for the RIAA (news.com)

malevolentjelly writes: "Several prominent members of the U.S. Congress are now pushing a bill where colleges stand to lose their Financial Aid if they do not participate with the RIAA's demands for student scalps. In a sterling example of corruption, they are even required to advertise alternative DRM-laden solutions to illegal p2p file-sharing:

The U.S. House of Representatives bill (PDF), which was introduced late Friday by top Democratic politicians, could give the movie and music industries a new revenue stream by pressuring schools into signing up for monthly subscription services such as Ruckus and Napster. Ruckus is advertising-supported, and Napster charges a monthly fee per student.

The prospect of losing a combined total of nearly $100 billion a year in federal financial aid, coupled with the possibility of overzealous copyright-bots limiting the sharing of legitimate content, has alarmed university officials.

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Congress to pull Financial Aid for the RIAA

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