Despite evidence that sharing music and movies online remains popular, a report issued Aug. 24 by a committee of entertainment industry executives and university leaders says universities have made strides in the past year to curtail online piracy.

The report, submitted to Congress by the Joint Committee of the Higher Education and Entertainment Communities, highlights steps taken by universities to tackle internet piracy but offers few details of their effectiveness.

The recording industry has sued more than 3,000 computer users since last September in a campaign to stem illegal file sharing. Studies


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