P2P Usage Down On Campus

Aug 25, 2004

The Joint Committee of the Higher Education and Entertainment Communities submitted a report to Congress yesterday showing that Peer-to-Peer filesharing traffic on campus networks has dropped over the last year; in some cases by as much as 50%. Likely factors contributing to the decline include a growing number of universities making deals with “legitimate” online music services such as the now industry-friendly Napster and Apple’s iTunes Music Store, as well as over 150 cases of students being sued for copyright infringement.