Senate Passes Piracy Resolution Targeting Campuses

Law360, New York (May 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution calling on institutions of higher education to take a more active role in preventing the use campus networks for illegal piracy of copyrighted material.

The Illicit Copyright Infringement Resolution (S. Res. 488) doesn’t have any legal ramifications, but it’s further indication of the entertainment industry’s successful lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill, intended to stem the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars piracy causes every year.

Penned by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the resolution urges institutions of higher education...
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