I find that I have to agree with Chris on this one.
The whole point of the Penn State agreement (I thought) was to reduce
illegal file-sharing by providing an allotment of 'free'---that is, paid
for by a tech fee---music.
After reading "Free music downloads click on campus",
it seems that there are caveats; students have to pay 99 cents to burn a
song to a CD.
Still, they're getting more bang than USU students. Under the FSU
agreement, what anyone can get without an agreement, free iTunes
software ( http://www.apple.com/itunes/download ), and the option to
purchase songs from a rather limited library at 99 cents.
After working three long nights remediating student systems from the
twin plagues of lack-of-patches and leprotic-file-sharing, I'm not sure
iTunes is the answer.
Chris Moran wrote:
> Quoting Corey Gilmore <[log in to unmask]>:
>>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.
> This is stupid on so many levels.
> free the music.