Via BoingBoing comes this story from The Cornell Daily Sun (where I was a columnist for three years). The article details how the RIAA is suing 16 students at my alma mater and includes this statement of defiance from Tracy Mitrano, director of information technology policy and computer policy in the Office of the Vice President for Information Technologies (whew!):
We only respond to compulsory legal notices and otherwise do not disclose the identity of students to them or any other content owner who alleges infringement. We do indeed invest extraordinary efforts to educate our students about the law, policy and politics of copyright, but we do so in the exercise of our missions and not either as handmaidens or pawns of the content industry.
That’s tellin’ ’em, Tracy!