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RIAA Targets Internet2 P2P Sharing

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Although the Internet2 is not available to the public, a number of college students at different locations have certainly brought it to the forefront with their activities.

Recently, the RIAA announced they would be filing lawsuits against 405 students who are accused of using Internet2 to trade large quantities of copywritten materials.

According to the RIAA’s press release, “Internet2 is an advanced network created by participating colleges and universities for important academic research.” However, the students named in the lawsuits were using it for other purposes, mainly sharing files. Using a P2P client called i2hub, to share what the RIAA estimates as over 70,000 different, copyright-protected materials.

“This next generation of the Internet is an extraordinarily exciting tool for researchers, technologists and many others with valuable legitimate uses,” said Cary Sherman, President, RIAA.

“Yet, we cannot let this high-speed network become a zone of lawlessness where the normal rules don’t apply.”

Currently, the students named in the lawsuit reside at 18 different universities and the RIAA believes another 140 schools may be involved as well.

Chris Richardson is a search engine writer and editor for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest search news.

RIAA Targets Internet2 P2P Sharing
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