UM has become one of the first ten universities to sign up for Napster's “free” online music access. Sadly, this came at the urging of the student government.
For a fixed fee paid by the University, all undergrads get unlimited access to Napster's music library, from which they download DRM'ed files that can only be copied twice and can't be put on DVD without paying a dollar per song.
Given the 3.5 year life of the average PC that means today's freshmen will lose their music libraries around when they get their Ph.D's.
And this is called “outsmarting the pirates”! More like “outsmarting yourself” I'd think.
For some useful background on this “service”, see the invaluable Ernest Miller's Notes on Napster's Matriculation at Penn State, where he collects links so I don't have to. See also Slashdot's debate.