I think every one knows about P2P file sharing…You can get any(legal & illegal) files frm a P2P (peer to peer) network. Even thogh it claims that P2P networks works efficiently by utilising full bandwidth available it will take ages to get a movie or a game.Now here is Internet2.Its still in developing stage and is under test on universties across US where it is mainly used for research purpuses.Now Students are using it for illegal file transfer.They transfer Movies and song collections with in a second(6GB+/Sec).College campuses are the front lines of the recording industry’s anti-peer-to-peer (P2P) crusade, and many schools have placed technical restrictions on student downloading. However, students often find a workaround. And Internet2, known as i2hub, may prove to be that work around.
Unlike the Internet itself, i2hub enables student file-swappers to transmit large files — like song collections or movies — almost as fast as you can say “Avril Lavigne.” Earlier this month, a team of international researchers broke an i2hub record by transferring data over 7,000 miles at a speed of 6.25 GB per second –- approximately 10,000 times faster than an average broadband connection.
Using the i2hub for the unauthorized transmission of copyrighted material is forbidden, Internet2 universities have been at the forefront of working with the recording industry and motion picture industry to make prevent those things from happening.
Many universities, under pressure from recording and film companies, now include bandwidth-limiting software on their campus networks. This can slow file swapping to a crawl — or stop it altogether.
Some schools, like the University of California at Los Angles (UCLA), are experimenting with software that automatically restricts student Internet access in response to a copyright-holder complaint. Other colleges are considering applications that filter network traffic on an individual basis in an attempt to block illegal file swapping.

The high-speed network is the product of a consortium of about 200 universities, working in concert with technology companies and government, intended to develop and use advanced network technologies. Using i2hub,Scientists and researchers are able to do things like TV-quality video conferencing…and access supercomputers for grid computing in ways the commercial Internet can’t support..
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of many universities would allow them to apply restrictions at a campus level to Internet2 as well as the commercial Internet.Because all of a campus’s networks are tied together, the tactics universities use to fight unauthorized swapping would be “equally effective” on both the Internet and Internet2, he said.
The bottom line is clear: University Internet access is not the ticket to free-for-all file swapping it once was.
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