Despite the efforts of schools and universities to change students' downloading habits over the last year or so, executives from the music and movie industries say the illegal sharing of copyright-protected digital media is still rampant on college campuses nationwide.

As a college freshman, Will Mount feasted on the free but mostly illegal music available through online file-sharing software such as Kazaa. Now a senior, Mount has seen his free-music fix become legal, thanks to an initiative by American University in Washington, D.C., to dissuade students from using its computer network to illegally swap music online.


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