UNC: strong basketball program, not so great for file sharing in the dorms
If students living in the dorms at the University of North Carolina have file sharing software on their computers, they are now greeted with the following message: “UNC-CHAPEL HILL IS BLOCKING FILE-SHARING THROUGH STUDENT HOUSING.” So if you want to use the dorm’s ISP, you have to uninstall any file-sharing software you have on your computer. The campus is trying to make it easier to comply with the Higher Education Act, which says the school needs to follow up on any copyright infringement complaints. Last year there were around 1000 computers using file-sharing software. This year, the number is down to near 50.
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.