The expense of college and books is a huge burden for students and we need a more cost effective way to help limit the piracy of education. The security of information and technology is a moving target and newer versions of security systems need to keep up with the changes. Students deserve a safe, secure way to participate in their education.
First of all, students shouldn't have to pay for professors' fears of piracy. It's unfair to them. Already they have loans to pay back, they have rent issues; and they're all struggling. There should be a more cost effective way to determine piracy, so that students are not required to pay from already empty pockets to submit homework.
It wasn't enough that professors started charging such obscene prices on their textbooks that students had to pirate it in the first place, now the professors are taking it a step further and making SURE they get paid. It's such a complete racket that I can't believe that people buy into it. This is one of the reasons that college is becoming more irrelevant in today's job market.
No, there should not be a more cost effective way to combat piracy. In the digital age, piracy is a complex issue that requires extremes, such as high prices, to combat. In addition to this, college is just expensive. It's expected, so one more cost on top of it all should not make or break it.