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Codebreaker

UNC: strong basketball program, not so great for file sharing in the dorms

John Moe Sep 16, 2011
Codebreaker

UNC: strong basketball program, not so great for file sharing in the dorms

John Moe Sep 16, 2011

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.

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