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[CNET]Colleges push for state anti-P2P laws

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The entertainment industry's controversial efforts to get universities to be more proactive about policing peer-to-peer piracy have begun to spread from Capitol Hill to the states.

Earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a Hollywood-backed proposal buried in a higher education reauthorization bill that would require universities receiving federal financial aid funding to devise plans for "alternative" offerings to unlawful downloading--such as subscription-based services--or "technology-based deterrents to prevent such illegal activity."
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P2P is not the problem, there are plenty of valuable and legal uses for it. it is a great way for a college to keep students up to date with software for their classes. I can only see this making things worse not better.
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This is the last thing we need.

Guns, they can be used for good (Well, not really.), but they are mostly used for bad things. Same goes for P2P networks.
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yea some of the software you need for class can add up to $500 easy they should relax Gas is a pain let us save money where we actually can
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This is the last thing we need.

Guns, they can be used for good (Well, not really.), but they are mostly used for bad things. Same goes for P2P networks.
what if Aliens from another planet started an invasion? Guns might be kinda handy
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what if Aliens from another planet started an invasion? Guns might be kinda handy
WOW, individual liberty speech coming from someone in Canada?!
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The thread title is a little misleading. It says the Colleges are pushing for anti-p2p laws, but they are actually fretting the push for anti-p2p laws, meaning they are against the push. The RIAA is the one pushing this.
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P2P is not the problem, there are plenty of valuable and legal uses for it. it is a great way for a college to keep students up to date with software for their classes. I can only see this making things worse not better.
That's what my college does. I'm heading there for my Freshman year and they use torrents to update certain software that their students use.

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Im off to college next year 2. My friends go there, they say when u get there you need to register your IP address and it monitors the IP's and if you use limewire, etc. It send you a cease and desist letter, and if you do it again they will seize your computer and turn it in. nice thing is you can just "forget" to register and your good (or just change your IP lol).
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even with students discounts, i remember it still cost me an arm and a leg...
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