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Can Anyone Police File Sharing?

Campus file sharing briefly hit prominence in Congress last week as colleges lobbied against a proposed amendment in the Senate to the Higher Education Act reauthorization that would have required universities to use “technology-based” systems to try to block illegal downloading activity. While the amendment was withdrawn, it may be revived in the House — and certainly the entertainment industry has no intention of letting the issue go away...

“The response has not been to dampen students’ enthusiasm for downloading music,” said Fred von Lohmann, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an advocacy group that is critical of lawsuits targeting online music downloaders.

Friday, August 3, 2007
Inside Higher Ed
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