Volume 93, Issue 55

Tuesday, December 7, 1999


OPINIONS

Stigma was attached to the artistic

Looking back on an old letter

Putting comments in context

Would the university sell out?

Inaccurate portrayal of French

Napster not educational

Napster not educational



Re: "Napster taken off-line for students" Dec. 3

To the Editor:

OK, all you Napster users listen up. Get the hell off our network. Quite frankly I'm a little pissed at the crap for bandwidth the rest of us are suffering while trying to do some "real" work.

That big fat internet connection you have in your residence room is NOT for downloading MP3s, porn or pirated software. Come on, grow up, get a life and do something constructive with your time.

The network connection you have is for "educational use" and downloading MP3s through any tcp related program (Napster, ftp, icq etc.) is in direct violation of the agreement that all computer users have with ITS. You are engaging in an action "which denies or restricts the use of computer facilities to other users of those facilities."

Don't get me wrong, Napster is a great program, but it does NOT belong on this network, not at school kids – keep that stuff at home.

In any event, may all you Napster users, specifically the ones who use it to get illegal MP3s (ones you don't have the CDs for) *cough* all of you *cough*, have your RezNet disconnected and ITS disown you.

Brad Sarsfield
Computer Science III



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