The Entertainment Police Come Calling
from the lock-up-your-networks dept
It looks like the RIAA (and MPAA) efforts to scare companies about the “threats” of employees sharing music is starting to work. CIO Magazine has an article telling corporation how to protect themselves from the legal threat. While they admit that the industry’s complaints are overblown and that their strategy has been heavy handed – they don’t deny the legal liability issue that many companies face. Some companies (and Universities) say that they’re not liable, thanks to the same rules that tell ISPs they’re not liable for what their users do on their network. Of course, not many companies want to be the test case for that ruling.