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Penn. State President Spearheads File Sharing Debate

Penn State President Graham Spanier has assumed a high-profile role in attempting to broker an agreement in the escalating battle over student use of networked file sharing applications and the increasingly aggressive entertainment industry response to pursue, identify and punish individuals who they believe are engaged in digital piracy. Mr. Spainer has apparently suggested that the issue could be mitigated by the payment of a yearly downloading fee to the recording industry.

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