25 June 2009

Ranks for Copyright Infringement

BayTSP is a company that tracks things for clients. A major part of tracking is of clients' works that are used without permission—in short, BayTSP is the copyright police for their clients. Copyright infringement is nowhere tracked "universally," which makes BayTSP's annual report on client experience an interesting insight into the topic, and a rare accounting. It also provides a different type of ranking for higher ed institutions.

The company's 2008 Report on Online Trends and Insight identifies leading sources of copyright infringement (again, of BayTSP's clients' works). Page 10 reports on Digital Piracy Statistics for Top Universities. Two lists are available: U.S. schools, and international schools. The Report also reports on the "top countries" and "top ISPs" for piracy of client content. Short commentaries explain what's stable (among universities since 2006, for example) and what's changing (lower rank for the U.S. among the countries from 2007 to 2008).

© 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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