In another win for the Recording Industry Association of America, Tennessee has agreed to filter computer networks for unauthorized music downloads at the state’s colleges and universities, CNET reports. Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen signed into law a bill designed to thwart music piracy at the state’s campuses, the RIAA said on its web site. The bill requires Tennessee public and private schools exercise "appropriate means" to ensure that campus computer networks aren’t being used to download copyright material via peer-to-peer file-sharing programs, the RIAA said. "Upon a proper analysis of the network," the RIAA continued, "those institutions are required to implement technological support and develop and enforce a computer network usage policy to effectively limit the number of unauthorized transmissions of copyrighted works." The Electronic Frontier Foundation, an internet-user advocacy group, called the law "ridiculous," and said the costs of enforcing it would top $9 million. "The entertainment industry lobby seems to be succeeding, bit by bit, in persuading legislators to coerce universities into buying ‘infringement suppression’ technologies," the EFF said in a blog post, adding that these technologies are expensive and "won’t stop file sharing on campus networks." Earlier this year, Congress passed a law requiring colleges and universities nationwide to use "technology protection measures," including network monitoring or bandwidth shaping software, to stem illegal downloads…

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