Friday, November 12, 2010

Georgia university will turn over all P2P use to police!

At least one university, Georgia’s Valdosta State, has installed monitorware on its servers to catch all attempts by users to use P2P services. The university says it will turn over all intercepts to police. The problem is that not all P2P (by a long shot) is for piracy; much of it is legitimate and occurs with permission of individual rights holders.

The US government this summer started requiring campuses using federal funds to stop illicit fire-sharing. But the attempt may be an overreach, and is another example of “downstream liability” problems.

EFF tweeted the story on Torrent Freak, by Ernesto, link here.

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