Threat Of Grokster-Style Lawsuit Shuts University Network

Law360, New York (November 15, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- The entertainment industry’s battle against peer-to-peer networks resulted Tuesday in the collapse of a popular file-sharing site used by university students at 207 campuses in the United States.

The peer-to-peer client, called i2hub, was launched in March 2004 to take advantage of an experimental, super-fast broadband network supported by the U.S. government and the private sector and tested by universities.

The hub was meant to encourage the sharing of large textbook files and research papers between students. But because of the network’s incredible speed, it quickly...
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