An aggressive campaign by the music industry to sue people who illegally share music online appears to be working, as students arriving for fall classes at schools and colleges across the country are facing technological hurdles and stern warnings aimed at ending swapping of music and movie files over high-speed campus and school district internet connections.

Several universities, in particular, are responding to a recording industry campaign to control the rampant copying of files over peer-to-peer networks. Among other things, campuses are distributing brochures, running ads in student newspapers, and devoting school web pages...

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