UK University bans BT sites

Cardiff University has banned Bit Torrent sites from being accessed through the university network. In response to large numbers of notices from the IFPI, the university has had to take action. Of course not all BT indexes link to illegally posted content but I am sure this is the easy way to deal with the attention of the IFPI.

In the US the RIAA has targetted universities and recently published a Top Twenty Five of universities based on how many notices had been sent from college admins to students. The increased workload on college admins in responding to notices might see some internet traffic curtailed, but since much piracy is over the LAN other ways of dealing with it will need to be applied.

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