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Seminar 01P - An EDUCAUSE Update on Peer-to-Peer File Sharing: Requirements, Options, and the Future
Nov 3rd, 2009
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Korbel Ballroom 3CMountain Time
Not a month has gone by in the past couple of years without a major news story related to the battle between the content industry and peer-to-peer file sharing over campus networks. While the RIAA has announced an end to lawsuits targeting individual users (including students), DMCA notices arrive at an ever-higher volume, and commercial ISPs have agreed (or have they?) to a "three strikes" policy. Ruckus has joined CDigix as a failed commercial source of online music, while Choruss and Noank dangle the carrot of a new business model based on blanket licensing.
Meanwhile, Tennessee now requires all campuses in the state to explain why they receive as many DMCA notices as they do; similar legislation has passed one house in Illinois, and legislative hearings have taken place in California and Texas. The final rules related to the P2P provisions in the Higher Education Authorization Act are scheduled for publication in November 2009. During this workshop you'll learn about the requirements and options governing how campus networks deal with P2P today and hear speculation about what the future will bring.