Director of Policy and Networking Programs
In December of 2002, a Joint Committee representing higher education and the entertainment industry was formed to explore issues related to peer-to-peer file sharing on college and university campuses. This month, the Technology Task Force of that committee issued a Request for Information on available or planned technologies that might assist campuses trying to deal with such problems as bandwidth management and copyright infringement. The result of this RFI will be a knowledge base documenting the various responses. It is also anticipated that some campuses may wish to undertake pilot projects to test the products and services that respond to the RFI.
One of the organizations representing higher education on the Joint Committee and on the Task Force is EDUCAUSE, and at this session, speakers from EDUCAUSE will provide a question-and-answer opportunity to learn about these activities.