Higher-Education Organizations Urge a Crackdown on Illegal File Sharing

October 10, 2002

“Digital file sharing technology has made it easier than ever before for individuals to make and share a large number of unauthorized copies of creative works (particularly music and movies) without regard to or consideration of the rights of the copyright owners,” the six wrote in a letter to the college presidents, which is dated Tuesday and will be mailed in the next several days. “Unfortunately, in some cases, college and university computer systems are being misused as servers to distribute such unauthorized copies worldwide.”

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