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Last updated 8:56PM ET
September 21, 2018
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OU to shut down file sharing on campus network
(WOUB) - Ohio University is once again cracking down on peer-to-peer file sharing.

The university announced today it's limiting the use of all P2P file sharing on the campus computer network.

The announcement follows the recent crackdown by the Recording Industry Association of America on illegal music downloading.

The RIAA has sent prelitigation letters to many OU students and has also initiated "John Doe" lawsuits against users on the university's network.

The university's new policy on P2P file sharing means that if anyone is caught, the users internet access will be disable. And it remains shut off until users contact the IT Service Desk.

OU will begin monitoring its network for P2P file sharing activity Friday.
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