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File Sharing: Fun or Felony?

Part of the appeal of being at college is being able to hop aboard super-fast computer networks. This, of course, opens multiple doors for creative minds that need little sleep. One of the more popular activities is file sharing--downloading songs, movies, and other copyrighted materials from the Web and then creating your own awesome archives to enjoy when you're not watching reruns of The Office on TV while studying for that Bio mid-term.

Of course, file sharing can be risky business. You may have read about the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) suing 16 Cornell University students for copyright infringement. There are other examples of such litigation, so what's an enterprising collegian to do? Well, here's some very savvy advice:

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