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MIT Students Devise Innovative Music Sharing System Using Cable TV

Today the New York Times reports on two students MIT students who, with the backing of their university, have devised a music sharing system called the Libraries Access to Music Project (LAMP), which they contend will eliminate the contentious copyright issues currently associated with file sharing on campuses nationwide. Their work is financed by Microsoft, through which music from 3,500 CDs is provided via the university’s cable TV network.

  • “The students get access to a broad array of music, and the copyright owners get paid. This is where we should all be heading,” said Fred von Lohmann, EFF senior staff attorney. “I hope the record industry takes note and realizes this is a whole lot more promising than suing people.”
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