Chris sez, "This Wednesday we are going to protest at the State Capitol in Nashville against a Bill restricting the exchange of information at all institutions of higher learning. (Please help us spread the word to others!) Hearing scheduled for 8:30AM – Wed Feb 27th – Room LP 12."
Summary: Requires every public institution of higher learning to, by
January 15 of each year: (a) develop and enforce a policy defining
computer and network usage that clearly describes and prohibits the
infringement of copyrighted works over the school's computer and network
resources; (b) thoroughly analyze its computer network, including local
area and internal networks to determine whether it is being used to
transmit copyrighted information and either: (1) certify to the
Tennessee Higher Education Commission that an analysis indicates that
the network is not being used to transmit copyrighted works and that the
institution has not received ten or more legally valid notices of
infringement in the preceding year or (2) take affirmative steps to
prevent the infringement of copyrighted works over the school's computer
and network resources.