U of A clamps down on file sharing

(August 8, 2003) — (Fayetteville-AP) -- Some students at the University of Arkansas will soon find it more difficult to share movies and other files on-line. The school plans to install software limiting file-sharing space on the school's server after receiving copyright complaints from movie and software makers. Craig Brown, associate director of computing services at the university, says the change will give priority to e-mail and Internet browsing programs instead, speeding up the network. Brown says he has received requests from students to speed up the network. Students still can use the file-sharing programs, but the space they use will be tighter. Fayetteville campus officials say they received about 60 notices from copyright holders who claimed students were offering movies and software programs for download during the spring session. That's up from three in the previous academic year.