us: P2P legislation forcing university IT to get tough on piracy

New legislation is putting pressure on U.S. colleges and universities to do a better job combating illegal file-sharing — and it’s taking a toll on campus IT departments, according to research published this week.A law passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in August requires the nation’s 4,400 public and private colleges and universities to address the issue of illegal peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing of digital content on campus.

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