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Re: music download discounts
From: Rick Coloccia <coloccia () GENESEO EDU>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 11:45:21 -0400

While it's almost impossible to say with any scientific certainty, I'd
say that here Ruckus did not decrease our count of DMCA violations at all.

-Rick

Roger Safian wrote:
I wonder is a service like Ruckus will actually have
any impact on the number of DMCA notices we receive.
My suspicion is it would not, but I'd love to hear
I'm wrong.

My guess is that there are plenty of options for
listening to music on your computer, but what students
want is being able to copy that music to their mp3
player.  They also want to be able to do this for
free, since their perceived competitors offer "free"
downloads.  Until you can make significant changes
to the culture, whereas downloading material has
a social stigma, "free" is going to trump a buck
a song.




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Rick Coloccia,  Jr.
Network Manager
State University of NY College at Geneseo
1 College Circle, 119 South Hall
Geneseo, NY 14454
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F: 585-245-5579

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