"The next big battle in the copyright
wars: Hollywood and the recording
industry vs. Corporate America."
"In a thinly veiled threat mailed on
Oct. 25 to CEOs of the nation's 1,000
biggest companies, four top film and
recording industry lobby groups warned
that corporations could be liable for
breaking copyright laws if employees
use company networks to download
and store music or movies illegally."
The Recording Industry Association
of America (RIAA) has documented the
rising use of company servers to store
stolen music, and wants to put a stop to it.
High speed lines in the office make it
easier for employees to download music
at work than at home.
"CEOs may want to take heed. The
RIAA has racked up some impressive
wins against copyright violators, including
Napster." Most recently, it scored a $1 million
settlement with a company that had provided
server space just for employee music
Think about the productivity implications
of the time that employees spend downloading
and copying music.