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    My sister was just sent this and she was wondering how serious it is. She uses the ip blocker and changed her port on her kazaa lite.

    This message is being sent to all Faculty, Staff, and Students by
    _______________________, with approval of the Office of the Vice
    Provost.

    To the Campus Community:

    All of us have heard about the recent actions taken by the recording
    and motion
    picture industries to stop what they perceive as illegal copying of
    music and
    movies through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. These
    industries and
    other content providers take seriously their interests. Materials such
    as
    music and movies continue to be protected by copyright even when freely
    available on the Web.

    The law that applies to these issues is copyright law, and, in
    particular, the
    Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The DMCA sets out procedures
    copyright
    owners can follow to put a stop to infringing activities. It allows
    copyright
    owners to formally notify an alleged infringer's internet service
    provider
    (ISP) to take action against the alleged infringer or itself become
    liable for
    the alleged infringements. For faculty and staff and students using
    University
    provided digital and internet connections, the University is the ISP.
    The DMCA
    also permits the copyright owner to require the ISP to reveal the
    personal
    identity of the alleged infringer, so that the copyright owner can sue
    the user
    directly.

    Over the past year, the ________________________, like most other
    colleges and
    universities, has received DMCA notices alleging copyright infringement
    over
    University computing networks. The University does not tolerate or
    condone
    copyright infringement over University networks. Many University
    faculty and
    staff hold copyrights in their scholarly or professional work and
    artistry, and
    just as their rights need to be protected, so do others around the
    world
    deserve equal protection of their rights. Furthermore, large-scale
    file
    sharing can severely burden University servers and systems, making it
    more
    difficult and costly to meet the legitimate needs of University systems
    users.

    Granting access to University computer connections for email and
    internet use
    carries with it certain conditions. Those conditions include that
    students,
    faculty, and staff will not use them in ways that violate others'
    copyright
    interests. We ask that you abide by those conditions. Those who do not
    may
    face disciplinary action and permanent bans from access to University
    computing
    systems. This could be devastating to students performing coursework
    and
    faculty and staff completing job assignments.

    The University's computing policy regarding compliance with copyright
    law is
    available at ________________________________________.
    Please
    review it. In addition, the American Council on Education has issued
    an
    informative white paper on peer-to-peer file sharing, which we commend
    to your
    reading. It is available at:
    __________________________________________.

    Sincerely,

    _____________
    Vice Provost




    If you have questions or concerns about this issue, please reply to
    ___________________________.

  2. File Sharing   -   #2
    Yeah, my college is setting it up where if they find a file sharing program on your computer, they have the right to go through all your files and delete the ones they don't think you should have. I'm glad I live off campus this year.

    Krynn

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    set your port as high as possible , something above 10000 is good

    also get a removable hdd tray, put all your downloaded files in there.

    so it's easy to get the hdd during "emergency" lol

    they have NO right to search your computer unless they have a proper search warrent.

    it's illegal to do that without a court order

    good luck and happy p2p

  4. File Sharing   -   #4
    Of course it's not illegal - it's their network, they can attach whatever conditions they want to its use. And I can understand why they'd want to make sure they publicise as many disclaimers as possible. Anyway, as if it's going to stop anyone. I don't condone these measures, but it is their prerogative.

  5. File Sharing   -   #5
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    Originally posted by Dan Man@16 October 2003 - 00:59
    Of course it's not illegal - it's their network, they can attach whatever conditions they want to its use. And I can understand why they'd want to make sure they publicise as many disclaimers as possible. Anyway, as if it's going to stop anyone. I don't condone these measures, but it is their prerogative.
    not if the university is willing to go to court with me for violating my privacy. just because i am on their network doesn't give them the right to search my computer.

    the eula only says that you cannot run servers of sorts but it doesn't give them the right to search your computer IF they "think" you have file sharing.

    what they do is run period scans of your traffic, ports like 20, 21, 23, 25 ,110, 1214, you get the idea.

    set your sharing ports above 10000 will evade most of these scans plus if you are careful just change ip regularly.

  6. File Sharing   -   #6
    Alright thanks for all the help

  7. File Sharing   -   #7
    What happens if you're using a college computer, then can they search your files which are on their servers?

  8. File Sharing   -   #8
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    Originally posted by Dan Man@16 October 2003 - 01:37
    What happens if you're using a college computer, then can they search your files which are on their servers?
    college computers? what r u talking about?

    i meant your personal computer that you bring to your campus dorm and connect it to the school network

    they can't search shit from other terminals if you are smart enough to use a firewall.

  9. File Sharing   -   #9
    Originally posted by james_bond_rulez+16 October 2003 - 01:13--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (james_bond_rulez @ 16 October 2003 - 01:13)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Dan Man@16 October 2003 - 00:59
    Of course it&#39;s not illegal - it&#39;s their network, they can attach whatever conditions they want to its use. And I can understand why they&#39;d want to make sure they publicise as many disclaimers as possible.&nbsp; Anyway, as if it&#39;s going to stop anyone. I don&#39;t condone these measures, but it is their prerogative.
    not if the university is willing to go to court with me for violating my privacy. just because i am on their network doesn&#39;t give them the right to search my computer.

    the eula only says that you cannot run servers of sorts but it doesn&#39;t give them the right to search your computer IF they "think" you have file sharing.

    what they do is run period scans of your traffic, ports like 20, 21, 23, 25 ,110, 1214, you get the idea.

    set your sharing ports above 10000 will evade most of these scans plus if you are careful just change ip regularly. [/b][/quote]
    Maybe your eula says they can&#39;t search your computer. Many (most?) colleges make you sign an agreement saying basically they can do whatever they want, or they disconnect your internet.



    drock, I&#39;d suggest she shut it off while she&#39;s still on campus. Regular ISPs don&#39;t give a shit what you do with their connections, colleges on the other hand can be as tough as the RIAA is.

  10. File Sharing   -   #10
    because of the RIAA colleges are taking steps to prevent them from even thinking about suing them. and trust me, it may be invasion of privacy but your computer is on their server even if you have a comp in your dorm, they do have the right to look at your computer because its a public server. THEREFORE, they do not need a search warrent. if it was a private server or a desentralized server, then its a different story.

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