Open University Campaign/Internet
Open University Campaign Criteria #5: Internet
Richard Esguerra of EFF is a good resource for this criteria.
It's also worth noting here that these technologies are useless against even rudimentary obfuscation/encryption techniques, which will be standard on any p2p protocol within a few years.
1. Research efforts by the RIAA/MPAA and against by universities
2. Design a statement of best practices - both legal (regarding pre-litigation letters, etc.) and technical (network setup)
3. Survey universities (see letter below for a start)
4. Educate universities on needed improvements as explained in best practices
-Draft a one page document outlining the importance of an open/neutral/generative Internet
-Determine what makes an "A" for network management - Are there upload/download restrictions? Are the network access policies written well? Do they allow anonymous use or is login required? Now that the RIAA claims to not sue anymore, do they factor into this category?
-Draft letters/questionnaire for relevant departments - IT, General Counsel
Potential Letter to University Officials
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