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2 Virginia Colleges Contacted By Riaa For Filesharing


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#1 BlackSpyder

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 11:03 PM

Local (10 o'clock) news reports that the University of Virginia (UVA) and Virginia Military Institue (VMI) have been given notices to give to network users to respond within 20 days about P2P file sharing using their networks.

Warning Site contains Pop Ups (go figure a TV station needs pop ups to support their website)
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Now how to catch the users, students have been out all summer and they have an open WiFi network for use on and around campus (UVA, I'm unsure of VMI, never been there)

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 12:00 AM

I don't quite understand, what are the colleges supposed to do? And warn the students? Warn them about what, stop using the P2P programs? How do they even know that they're using them?
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 10:44 PM

thought this might be interesting to see how it turns out.
http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot....ortion-and.html

I can't remember their names but I seem to remember a couple other University's telling them (riaa) to "bugger off" but in a nicer more legalistic way.

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 11:45 PM

Apparently they can track what you do somehow. I'm in college now for my 2nd semester, and they just told all the people living on campus that we can't use filesharing stuff. No more limewire :thumbsup:. I plan to get as much info as I can about how they track what sites we use and how we use their internet when we use our own computer. Or maybe they meant no filesharing stuff on the college owned computers? Seeing as how I can't figure out how they would trace what I do on my own computer.
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:28 AM

Are you using your "own computer" on "their network"?

I would think that they have every right to restrict what the school's network is used for.


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Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:31 AM

Are you using your "own computer" on "their network"?

I would think that they have every right to restrict what the school's network is used for.


Who is paying the tuition again?

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:59 AM

It's funny. Many colleges around here barely restrict access to their WiFi networks (VWCC,CVCC,UVA,and VT all have open WiFi Networks for the public) which can be accessed even through a proxy. But their Hard Wired Network is a PITA to access (had to setup my cousin's last year) with no proxy or anything allowed. They cannot control File sharing in that manner, just switch to WiFi and the rules no longer apply to you?

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:29 AM

Are you using your "own computer" on "their network"?

I would think that they have every right to restrict what the school's network is used for.


Who is paying the tuition again?


Doesn't matter.

It is still a private network.

Don't like their rules, don't go to that institution.


Even not being Internet network specific, I'm not aware of any college where you pay tuition and then get to set your own rules.


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Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:39 AM

Is downloading stuff on LimeWire or other P2P programs against the posted rules of the college's network usage?

Is it a bandwidth issue? Policy issue? Law? Or just pressure from the riaa?

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:52 AM

It's all policy issues. It cant be a bandwith issue (not with the size of VT and UVA's networks). And pressure from the RIAA rarely works on government funded networks. Lets all remember that P2P was started on college networks

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