Three students in Sydney are facing jail sentences for having shared mp3s on the web. A primary piece of evidence against them is the essay the student who started the filesharing site wrote for his information technology law course. The essay topic was “open source software licensing”. (via Fibreculture, where the discussion continues)
A few days ago, Shelley Powers got a phone call from the tax authorities: they’d read her blog and used statements she’d made there as (informal) evidence that she should be able to pay more than she was paying.
Because we always write the truth and nothing but the truth in term papers and blogs, don’t we?