Wednesday, December 21, 2005

File This One Under Sharing

Colorado is buying 103 iPods for football players to the tune of about $36,050, a week after a state audit criticized athletic department spending. Our first reaction was to run out and buy Apple stock. Our second reaction was to see if we could field a team that could be more competitive in the Big 12 title game. That might get us a new laptop or something. But couldn't this lead to more trouble in Boulder? After all, lost amid all this hubbub was that in 2003, former Colorado defensive end Matt McChesney was sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for illegally downloading and sharing copyrighted music. Yes, that same McChesney who is now employed by the New York Jets. When the suit hit the fan, McChesney was accused of sharing more than 1,300 pieces of copyrighted music online. Among the songs McChesney was accused of downloading: "I'm a Thug" by Trick Daddy and "She Swallowed It" by NWA.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Only 1300 songs? Amateur