September 22nd, 2005

“Researchers at Penn State and other universities have developed a tool to more easily share or search for large academic files, using the principles most associated with trading music and movies illegally”,this article says.”But unlike the free “peer-to-peer” file-sharing systems that have drawn complaints and lawsuits from the entertainment industry, people who allow data to be exchanged over LionShare can place limits on who can view specific files.”It all comes down to how people share content and what restrictions they put on the content that they share,” said Mike Halm, director of LionShare at Penn State, which started the project”.

Tool Aims to Ease Academic File-Sharing

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