P2P File Sharing on Campuses

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 27, 2003

The Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property held an oversight hearing on “Peer-to-Peer Piracy On University Campuses,” February 26, 2003. The following documents and testimony are available via their website: the Witness List, Statement of Chairman Lamar Smith, testimony of Molly Broad (President of the University of North Carolina), testimony of Hilary Rosen (Chairman and CEO, Recording Industry Associaition of America) testimony of Graham Spanier (President of the Pennsylvania State University), and testimony of Dr. John Hale (Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Director, Center for Information Security, The University of Tulsa).
According to Rosen’s testimony, “More than 2.6 billion music files are illegally downloaded every month on unauthorized P2P systems. Of this number, a significant percentage of the transfers occur over campus networks.”

See also Lawmakers Demand That Colleges Crack Down on Illegal File Sharing.

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