New Regulations on Campus Piracy Added: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
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Graduates often hand down the methods of stealing movies and music to the next senior class, according to the digital rite of passage. That’s why College of New Jersey surreptitiously finds a new home every year for a PC containing an enormous amount of illegal content on the campus.
That’s what the seniors of the college say when moving the magical machine to the room of that underclassman who agreed to keep it for the next year. The PC runs Direct Connect software and allows users from the local network easily share files on their hard drives and remain undetectable to those outside the network. The seniors also add that about 1/3 of students living on the campus are using the service for getting music, movies or TV shows.
U.S. Department of Education has drafted some regulations which come into effect at the beginning of this summer. They describe the steps colleges should take in order to prevent illegal sharing of copyrighted content. However, most colleges, the College of New Jersey being one of them, hasn’t implemented any new polices or methods for preventing violations according to the new law. Moreover, it doesn’t have any plans to do so.
All they did at New Jersey to comply with new rules was creating a Web page where many things the college was already doing were listed, like posting legal alternatives to piracy, implementing a tool limiting the number of large files available to be sent in and out of the campus network, and introducing an educational campaign related to illegal file sharing.
However, the entertainment industry wants action. It demanded to include a requirement in the rules that colleges must use network filters able to detect copyrighted content and stopping the transfers of such files. Colleges responded that these filters are unreasonably expensive, particularly in the current economic climate.
Both parts agree that the new rules undoubtedly lead to changes. Of course, listing modern anti-piracy practices online to comply with the rules is quite a modest step. But different officials argue that it could have an impact.
At the meantime student behavior may change for the reasons not related to the debates. The New Jersey seniors running the Direct Connect hub say students are now sharing fewer TV shows as compared to the past. That’s because they can now get some of them free, on the official Web sites of TV networks.
April 22th, 2010Posted by:
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
|posted by (2010-04-22 13:43:35)|
|USA u got a learn how to give some freedom to ur people.|
Doing that will not stop them.
It will only urge their desire to do more :)
|this comes as a surprise to me!!|
|there only hurting them selves in the end... all they will cause is them to start using a encrypted p2p format. on campus.||
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