Free Media Downloads Exact New Price

A studious UC Davis senior with a clean disciplinary record, ?Julie? was recently shocked to receive an email notification from Student Judicial Affairs requiring that they meet to discuss a policy violation. Her offense? A day earlier, she had downloaded a Shakira song. The surge in college students? copyright infringements over campus networks, especially by typically law-abiding students like Julie, has forced colleges to evaluate the issue more closely. Last month UC Davis Administrators issued a letter to the campus community addressing the nearly threefold increase seen this year in violations on campus and warned of the possible consequences for individuals who use file-sharing software illegally.