Popular Internet music search program Napster has been altered in an effort to address concerns of universities that banned the software for clogging campus networks.
The collaboration between technicians at the San Mateo, Calif.-based company and Indiana University involved the creation of more “intelligent” computer searching techniques, allowing files to be downloaded much more quickly and thus relieving network congestion, officials said.
Napster lets computer users to download MP3s, including pirated ones, from each other’s computers. Indiana officials plan to allow the program back on campus starting this weekend.
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