A combination of authorized music services and lawsuits is successfully helping to control illegal file-swapping on campuses, a joint entertainment industry-university group said on Tuesday.
In the last year, more than 20 schools have signed up for deeply discounted access to music services such as Napster, MusicNet and RealNetworks’s Rhapsody, the Joint Committee of the Higher Education and Entertainment Communities said in a report to Congress.
In the same period, 158 students have been sued for copyright infringement, the group said.
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