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Distraught over term papers downloaded from the Internet, English departments are budgeting for anti-plagiarism software like Turnitin and EduTie.com. Columbia University has restricted its students' downloads to 1 megabyte per week. And the Recording Industry Association of America is slapping thousands of file-sharing undergraduates with million-dollar lawsuits. The lesson for students is clear: sharing information is bad.

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Margaretha Haughwout, "A Reflecting or Refracting Pool?," First Monday. [An intriguing sociological analysis of The Pool.]

Craig Dietrich, "The Pool: A Path toward Global Reach," in Trebor Scholz, ed., Learning through Digital Media: Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy, The Politics of Digital Culture Book Series.

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