[d@DCC] Big Media to gain control of entire networks
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Mon Apr 19 11:28:25 EDT 2004
> Known as the Automated Copyright Notice System (ACNS), the technology
> promises to make copyright enforcement easier on peer-to-peer networks,
Typical marketing-speak, eh?
> For example, universities using ACNS could instantly send notices of
> copyright infringement to students by e-mail and restrict their network
> access until they have removed the file.
Any university admin only has to look at their router stats to see if
someone is using bandwidth on a P2P service. At the University of Manitoba,
they use packet shaping to identify P2P filesharing packets and band limit
them to an unreasonably slow speed. They could also just drop the packets,
Interesting side note; a detrimental effect of this is that we can't use
BitTorrent on campus which is extremely useful for fast downloading of,
say, the Linux operating system.
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