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IBM helps students put their heads in the cloud

The IBM Cloud Academy, announced at the Educause annual conference, is designed to help educational institutes collaborate via a cloud-based infrastructure.

By November 4, 2009


Universities spar over open-source benefits

A recent brouhaha erupted at Educause as to how much value there is in open source.

By November 3, 2008


Microsoft and Salesforce bounce open-source competitors from events

Open source seems to be getting under the skin of proprietary companies like Salesforce and Microsoft.

By November 6, 2008


Mixed reviews for illegal file-sharing on campus

Congress passes the Higher Education Act 2008 with provisions that require universities and colleges to deter illegal file-sharing. A tech-education group doesn't like it, but Hollywood does.

By August 1, 2008


Colleges fret RIAA push for state anti-P2P laws

Capitol Hill politicos aren't alone in considering new antipiracy mandates for schools. Tennessee just passed the first such law, and universities are bracing for other states to follow.

By May 9, 2008


House approves MPAA-backed college antipiracy rules

Buried in a mammoth higher-education funding bill is a new requirement, attacked by universities, to come up with alternatives to illegal downloading.

By February 7, 2008


Controversial college antipiracy bill nears House vote

Tweaks to proposal say schools can't lose federal funding if they don't explore "technological deterrents" to piracy, but some university officials aren't satisfied.

By February 6, 2008


MPAA-opposed college piracy amendment vanishes

On the eve of a possible vote, congressman yanks proposal designed to clarify that universities can't lose federal aid for antipiracy shortcomings. It's not clear exactly why.

By February 6, 2008


Why did colleges stay mum on MPAA stats?

For two years, Hollywood painted college students as a thieving band of copyright violators. It turns out the stories of college scofflaws were greatly exaggerated.

By January 25, 2008


Anti-P2P college bill advances in House

Measure would require schools receiving financial aid to devise "deterrents" to illegal file sharing, but it's unclear what will happen if they don't.

By November 15, 2007