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Students test legal downloading system at university

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 24 Aug 2004 0:36 User comments (1)

Students test legal downloading system at university A new file downloading service called Ruckus is currently be tested by students at the Northern Illinois University. The service is being provided by Ruckus Network and was developed by a group of MIT students. Ruckus offers unlimited movies, music, tv shows, local content and community features to the students for free, both from major labels/studios and from indie artists. It will also have work by artists in your own college community.
Bryan Ajuluchukwu is a freshman economics major at NIU and is currently testing the new service. He is just 1 of 170 students living on the third floor of Grant Towers who is testing Ruckus. Ajuluchukwu, said he would definitely recommend the service to other students stating "It was better than other programs because its legal. This is a good idea for the university to do for the students so we have some entertainment." According to Keith Kruchten, president of the Residence Hall Association, Ruckus will be available to residents in the third through sixth floors of all Grant Towers on Thursday.

From 12th-19th August, over 20 NIU community advisers and Grant Towers staff tested Ruckus followed by 700 students whom were added to the testing on the 19th. On September 1st about 2,500 students in all Grant Towers will have limited access to the network. The full model of Ruckus will be open to all Grant students in October.

Sources:
Nothern Star Online
Slashdot
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127.4.2007 16:26
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Yeah, I am sure all the established artists are tripping over themselves to give their stuff away to this service---exactly how does this work? I can see some small time crap on here, but you get what you pay for...

I use a service that provides awesome content along the same lines. Of course there is a small fee, but one is not limited to just the stuff that they want to give you for free..


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