In case any of you haven’t checked your Wesleyan e-mail lately, it seems that Wesleyan has decided to crack down on the not-quite-legal aspect of our file sharing.
“As of Tuesday, September 25th, a change will be made to your EPortfolio. When you log in you will see a statement regarding Intellectual Property which you are asked to read and then indicate your acceptance. We are asking you to do this as part of a larger campaign to create awareness of intellectual property and copyright laws in general, and of the specific legal restrictions that apply to music and video which are not in the public domain.
Please see the Intellectual Property website at http://www.wesleyan.edu/ip/ for further information.
I’m interested to see what exactly this is going to entail, whether it will actually be required, and what the consequences would be if we didn’t agree. I have a not-so-sneaking suspicion it will be required (at least if you want to continue using the internet or your e-portfolio…), but the language used in the e-mail could go either way.
In the meantime, I think we all know what this means for the amount of network traffic from now up until the 25th…