let students download music
Via the Shifted Librarian, I see that some universities in the States have started offering legal downloads of music and videos for their students. Some unis charges students a couple of dollars a month, while it’s free for students at Cornell. The librarian herself recommends Rhapsody, which she uses. They let you stream any song in their library whenever you like for $9.95 a month, though you pay more if you want to burn a song or download it for your mp3-player. Providing this kind of service certainly makes more sense than simply outlawing downloads.