• United States

Colleges to create on music service?

Sep 03, 20031 min
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According to a report in today’s Boston Globe, a handful of colleges and universities are looking to offer a licensed music and movie service to students in an effort to combat illegal file swapping. The idea would be to create a local cache of licensed music and tack on a charge to the student’s annual bill. (Hey, what’s a couple more dollars on a multi-thousand dollar tuition?) Such a plan would also help the schools better manage their connection to the Internet by letting students grab large audio and video files off the local network rather than going across the Internet to do the same. Will it combat illegal file trading on campuses? Maybe a little, but it won’t stop it all together.