University of South Dakota students can now download music legally for free without creating a ruckus within the music industry. Ruckus Network, Inc., a multimedia network provider that supplies free and legal music downloads for college students, is available at USD.
With Ruckus, USD students can legally download and share music, create playlists, send personal media recommendations to friends and neighbors, browse classmates' profiles and media libraries, and meet new friends. Students can also build their personal music libraries from Ruckus' collection of more than three million high-fidelity, virus-free songs. Ruckus eliminates copyright infringement through its licensing agreements with record labels, as well as thousands of independent labels and artists. Faculty and staff at USD can also take advantage of the full-featured music service for a low monthly fee.
"Working in conjunction with USD's Information Technology Services Department, we felt that a Ruckus partnership would be a win-win for our campus community and for the university," said Kirsten Compary, acting dean of students.
Ruckus has already proven successful at nearly 200 colleges and universities.