Extortion of Student File SharersAdded: Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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The officials of the University of Georgia state that the school does not monitor the use of computer by students. But that’s not the same point for movie and record companies, because they try to do so with the help of some computer software able to detect and track down those computers containing any unlawfully shared or downloaded material.
Computer security officials of the University of Georgia get about forty complaining e-mails a month from companies informing that students' computers from the UGA’s network have illegally downloaded data, and commonly send such complaints to the University’s Office of Judiciary Programs.
Formerly students alleged for illegally downloading material could face a lawsuit from movie or music companies or the Recording Association of America. But that industry recently called off that strategy. However, those forty students a month still face the Office of Judicial Programs for violating the rules of the University, including copying, installing and using data files or software.
The code forbids students to copy, install or use software and data files in defiance of copyright agreements. The University even has a FAQ web page for illegal downloading.
The UGA’s Internet security analyst Dehelean, 37, who worked with the violation notices, contacted a student a couple weeks ago to tell her he'd caught her with illegally downloaded materials. He offered a student to make the situation go away for some amount of money. Well, the student turned out to be smart enough to call a university official and notify the campus police. Subsequently Dehelean was charged with felony extortion and immediately fired from the school. Police believes that was not the only case and Dehelean has succeeded in blackmail at least once. Nobody knows, though, if that student ever faced the disciplinary action.
Statistics says the most notices at the University of Georgia are made due to movie and video content file-sharing as opposed to music and ebooks before, but anyway the University does not monitor the copyrighted content. It employs a 'Traffic Shaping' technology, minimizing the influence of file-sharing on university’s critical processes such as distance learning. The technology can’t block any file-sharing application, but assigns it a low priority.
February 17th, 2010Posted by:
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
|posted by (2010-02-17 11:34:24)|
|they cannot stop us...tnx sam for the info...|
|posted by (2010-02-17 22:53:17)|
|They need to leave use p2p user alone... thanks for the info sam|
|It's bad enough the owners coming after you, but now we have to deal with blood sucking leeches like this bloke. He should be branded on the forehead "Im a Sleazy Human Being". Wish he tried to extort me, I wound not have called the aurthorities.....|
Great read Thx Sam
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