Music group to sue college students on Internet2 research network
The recording industry plans to sue hundreds of college students for illegally distributing music and movies over the new Internet-2 network. I
ndustry officials say the lawsuits would crack down on students at 18 colleges with access to Internet-2, the super-fast computer network that boasts speeds hundreds of times faster than the original Internet.
The Washington-based Recording Industry Association of America says it will file the federal copyright lawsuits against 405 students tomorrow. Researchers at Internet-2 once demonstrated how their network can download a DVD quality copy of the popular movie "The Matrix" in 30 seconds.
Such a feat would take roughly 25 hours over the Internet. Internet-2 is used by several million university students, researchers and professionals around the world. But it's not generally available to the public.