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University of Florida locks out P2P users

Written by Jari Ketola @ 04 Oct 2003 15:19 User comments (18)

University of Florida locks out P2P users University of Florida has implemented a monitoring system, that blocks users from the Internet if they are running a P2P sofware.
The monitoring sofware called "Integrated Computer Application for Recognizing User Services", or Icarus for short, also scans for security holes and backdoors in the computers, and automatically gives instructions on how to apply appropriate patches or disable offending programs.

Users sharing files will receive an automatic warning via email and pop-up window, and will be blocked from network for thirty minutes. The second violation cuts access for five days. Third-time offenders are subject to the school's judicial process, and will lose their network access indefinitely.

Universities across the US are looking for ways to prevent their students from engaging in illegal affairs, and possibilities for providing the students with legal ways of obtaining music. Florida's approach definitely addresses the first issue, but at the same time it automatically labels all P2P use illegal.

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18 user comments

14.10.2003 18:40

Yay for http-tunneling!

24.10.2003 22:58

Well, lately I've been remembering an old song which I loved very much when I was just a kid. I just heard the song on the (AM) radio for the first time in years. I was thinking, I'd like to P-to-P this little ditty to my hard-drive, but in the wake of your above announcement, Jari, I'm damned-near paranoid of the RIAA, and even though I'm shuddering in my underwear, I'm still thinking of putting my life-on-the-line, and searching for the song. Since I'm not dialing-in from a university, what do you think my chances of getting caught are? Should I risk it? (It's a really nice song -- long since out of print --). Will I get sued for $600 million dollars or something? Oh my......decisions, decisions....... P.S. (I just got the song). Shhhhhh! <don't tell anyone!> I guess the RIAA will have to sue me or something. -- Anon --

35.10.2003 3:41

Aren´t you british Klingon?

45.10.2003 4:16

Hi Ghostdog. (Nope), I'm Canadian. Before I listen to the mp3 I downloaded, I always draw the drapes first, turn the lights off, lock all my doors, take the phone off the hook, and make sure that the volume is turned way down. (I wouldn't want the RIAA's thugsters to catch me in the act, you know?) I hope no one 'turns me in' to the authorities. (What's the fine now for listening to an unauthorized mp3 these days? About $100 million??) For all I know, there could be a "Rat Line" and someone might squawk on me. <www.riaa.ratline.com>

55.10.2003 9:43

Just came back from a 2 week tourament. LeCrosse is so fun. Anyway, I come back to afterdawn and I see this. What do I feel? I feel, WTF??!!!111 i5 7h!s!!!??111. I am angry in other words.


Everyone is entitled to their own true opinion. Either respect that or don't.


65.10.2003 10:10

Quote:
(Nope), I'm Canadian.
But shouldn´t that make you untouchable by the RIAA, since they´re an american organization?

75.10.2003 19:28

Quote:
(Nope), I'm Canadian.
Yay! Canada rock eh? :P
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But shouldn´t that make you untouchable by the RIAA, since they´re an american organization?
Tell that to the university of carlton kid (at least i think he was from there) who got sued for $12K
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85.10.2003 22:31

To be honest with you, Ghostdog, I'm not at all sure what ultimate jurisdiction the RIAA has in Canada, but probably more than I realize. I was reading in a Canadian Hi-Fi mag though, that it is legal to make a 1:1 copy of music cds from a Public Lending Library provided they are used strictly for your own personal at-home use. But downloading .mp3s from a P-to-P, well, I don't know.....

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96.10.2003 4:50

Ill tell the RIAA what i told the FBI and FTC whenver they sent me emails about trading as a business whenver i wasnt one. I said: Go and Feck yourselves and stop wasting money on stupid harrasment. While your sitting here emailing me with idle threats, your FBI buddies are screwing your wife. Now P*ss off. That was over a year ago, so i guess i got away with it :-D Damn Global Sources ratting me out, thats what i say.


106.10.2003 5:35

Quote:
it is legal to make a 1:1 copy of music cds from a Public Lending Library provided they are used strictly for your own personal at-home use.
Yeah, we have that over here aswell. I find it kind of strange that an american organization has jurisdiction ranging across the borders of the US. Wouldn´t exactly surprise me though. You only have to take a brief look at the world today to realize that the USA can do whatever they like, and no one stops them.

116.10.2003 6:44

Well.... they can't take away my dreams, and uncommonly handsome looks. :-0 (neither are copyrighted).

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126.10.2003 8:23

George Orwell was right on with 1984. He just got the year wrong by about 20 years... Hello BIG BROTHER. http://www.online-literature.com/orwell/1984/ I'm switching back to vinyl.


We mustn't lower ourselves to the level of those we loathe, lest we become loathsome ourselves.

136.10.2003 8:56

No, no, no, GrayArea, you mustn't do that. It would be too...(ummm)..."Orwellian". Go here instead: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/50306 That's the proper "Klingonian" thing to do anyway. :-) You'll find me in there playing music on my newest toy. (Very close to the original vinyl).

147.10.2003 12:07

Okay, I'm busted. No swithching back. A_Klingon, ever had the opportunity to play with a half track reel to reel (1/4" tape run one direction split to stereo)? It's the format most studio stuff was mastered to before DAT. Not a practical format for home use but WOW, what sound. Not as good as CD audio by the numbers but well, you know what I'm talking about. Analog heaven. No going back... So, I've gotten WAY off topic here... I'm done now.


We mustn't lower ourselves to the level of those we loathe, lest we become loathsome ourselves.

157.10.2003 19:33

Ok the p2p thing isn't the only way to go, I get all my "ahem" WMAs over the net or ftp. Mp3s are good, but WMAs are less searched for.


Shega
(adrenaline Is the closest Total freedom)

167.10.2003 23:38

GrayArea..... (well no, not exactly - I never had a half-track tape deck) - my TEAC came with the option to have half-track heads installed, but I opted for the 1/4 track heads because I was ordering-in some of the popular 1/4-track open reel tapes that were being lovingly duplicated by third-party audiophile companies at the time. But I did play back some monaural 7" half-track reels that one of our local University radio stations used in their broadcasts. Yes, the sound was gorgeous. Shegax: WMA's??? (Oh pew!) Awful stuff......just awful! <gg>

178.10.2003 12:26

A_Klingon- Even the 1/4-track open reels sound(ed?)pretty great to my ears. I still have one! I must confess, it's been in a box for a while now. The road to hell is paved with convience...


We mustn't lower ourselves to the level of those we loathe, lest we become loathsome ourselves.

1811.10.2003 6:46

The road to hell is paved with Hi-Resolution Warner Brother's DVD<A>udio discs at $40 each Canadian. 1/10th of 1% of the music I love is available on DVDA, and what little is available could easily put me in the poorhouse if I wasn't already a resident. <gg>

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