Day: February 6, 2008

PIRACY: MPAA admits to overstating infringement

(U-WIRE) For the past two years, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) had claimed that the pirating of copyrighted movies on college campuses accounted for a staggering 44 percent of monetary losses to the movie industry. But the organization recently disclosed that the real figure is closer to 15 percent, an admission that could undermine its efforts to aggressively combat illegal filesharing among students.

Native American Mascots Symbolize Colonialism

Last semester, my Native American history professor, Constance Rynder, posed a question to me concerning one of my editorials, which dealt with the overzealous nature of political correctness in the United States. She asked what I thought of universities and cities with Native American mascots or parades featuring fictitious chiefs, wondering if tribes were justified in their fight against the use of such imagery.

Editorial: Is UT Practicing the Values It Preaches?

In the heat of the primary election season-and what an interesting season it is proving to be-we hear a lot from politicians of various stripes about the importance of values, principles and standing for something. Therefore, we naturally engaged this week in a little introspection and found ourselves stuck asking the same question: what do we value at the University of Tampa? What are our principles, our commitments; what do we stand for as a citizen? From one angle, the answers seem deceptively simple.

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