Four schools in the University of North Carolina system will participate in a pilot program that allows students to download music, movies, and other copyrighted material on the internet for free.

Four providers--iTunes, Ruckus, Cdigix, and Rhapsody--are participating in the test, spearheaded by UNC system administrators who for years have been searching for a solution to illegal file-sharing on campus.

Universities are responsible for monitoring any computers hooked into their networks and are expected to remove copyrighted files that are shared illegally.


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