Has RIAA Fired MediaSentry?
They are putting all their eggs in the ISP enforcement basket. I'm sure that will do wonders.
University Brings Charges Against White Hat Hacker
Part of the issue here is that just because he submitted a write up on what he claims he did doesn't mean he didn't leave a backdoor. Chances are he didn't but until they analyze everything (which takes forever given the number of servers a university department has), how do they know? It could be a way of covering tracks.
Look at it this way, you got home one day and found a 16 page write-up about how a guy broke into your house, disabled the motion detector, and finally video taped it all, how would you feel? Jail is beyond what I would do personally but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be peachy for such a kind gesture.