Spring 2004 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Middleware, Music Delivery, and the Future of Access to Content

Time 04/20/04 03:00PM-04:00PM

Session Abstract

In the fall of 2003, Penn State and Napster LLC entered into an agreement to establish a pilot program for the delivery of music to students. The success of the pilot rests on a strong technical foundation involving effective use of networks, caches and middleware, and in particular, Shibboleth played a key role in enabling a smooth registration process for students. This innovative program is an example of how higher ed has responded to the larger issues around peer-to-peer file sharing on campuses. The program has captured the attention of many campuses across the country, and recently the University of Rochester signed a similar agreement with Napster. Panelists include representatives from Penn State, the University of Rochester, and Napster, talking about the origins and driving principles for the program as well as the issues it has raised about what this means for the future of access to content on campuses.

Speakers

Speaker William Pence Napster LLC

Speaker Charles Phelps University of Rochester

Speaker Russell Vaught Pennsylvania State University

Speaker Laurie Burns Internet2

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail A Policy Perspective on the File Sharing Issues (ppt)

Speaker Owen DeLong Hurricane Electric

Speaker Charles Phelps University of Rochester

media item thumbnail Napster University Program (ppt)

Speaker Owen DeLong Hurricane Electric

Speaker William Pence Napster LLC

media item thumbnail Penn State/Napster 2.0 Trial (ppt)

Speaker Owen DeLong Hurricane Electric

Speaker Russell Vaught Pennsylvania State University

Secondary tracks Relationships and Partnerships