As I'm watching my old 1980s video flicker by, I'm realizing something really interesting: The commercials don't have any computer generated effects. I guess I shouldn't say they have none; there was one page-flip effect, and a car commercial that used a couple video inset effects. But I'm serious -- there are entire national-level productions (like for Bounce fabric softener) without a single CG effect. It's just good shooting. Cuts only. Wow!
How would you feel about being charged a fee so you have the option of legally doing something you have no interest in doing in the first place? It would be enough to keep me away from Hampton University, just on principle. According to the article Campuses blocking illegal downloads: "The school signed a contract with Ruckus, a company that will provide students with unlimited music and movie downloads. HU will charge every student who lives on campus a fee of $80 for the service, whether they use it or not."