[caption id="attachment_40985" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Colleges' options include limiting how much bandwidth can be consumed by peer-to-peer networking."]Colleges' options include limiting how much bandwidth can be consumed by peer-to-peer networking.[/caption]

Starting this month, colleges and universities that don't do enough to combat the illegal sharing of digital movies or music over their computer networks put themselves at risk of losing federal funding.

A provision of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 is making schools a reluctant ally in the entertainment industry's campaign to stamp out unauthorized distribution of copyrighted music, movies, and...

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