“Despite negative feedback from other universities, the Undergraduate Assembly has faith that a new music downloading service will be a hit at Penn. Ruckus — a service that provides free unlimited music downloads to students — has been dropped by some schools that have used it. But UA members believe that an updated version of the program will yield different results on campus,” Beth Sussman reports for The Daily Pennsylvanian.
Sussman reports, “The body passed a proposal this week that, pending approval from Provost Ron Daniels, would provide the free service for students who use computers with Windows. Ruckus allows songs to play on the computer to which they were downloaded, but the files cannot be transferred onto MP3 players for free, and the service will not work on MacIntosh computers.”
“But some Mac users feel excluded. ‘They’re leaving out a whole group of people that they, in theory, would want to be using this system,’ Engineering freshman Maddy Yasner said. ‘If it’s that important to them, then they should think about the whole school — not just those who use Windows.’ Yasner uses a Mac and said she downloads her music legally from the iTunes service,” Sussman reports.
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iTunes U is a free, hosted service for colleges and universities to manage a broad range of audio, video and document content and make it available quickly and easily to students, faculty, staff, and alumni through the iTunes Music Store which works for both Mac users and Windows sufferers. iTunes U also provides your students with the best legal solution to acquire, manage, and listen to music and videos from the Internet. Use your school colors, logos, and photography to make iTunes U familiar to staff, students, and alumni. iTunes U looks like your college or university but it acts like iTunes. More info here.
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