Go Maine!

University of Maine is refusing to cooperate with the RIAA, which wants the names of students accused of downloading music, presumably from file-sharing sites. I say good for the home state and University of Maine system. UM should look out for its students. A public university should put the public interest over that of a group representing a commercial cartel body.

Standing by the UM decision doesn’t necessarily support stealing, as the RIAA might contend. The giving up of the names is an issue separate from the allegations against the students. Cheers for the home team. Go Maine!

Photo Credit: Kevin Dooley