Archive for the ‘P2P’ Category

Congress Threatens To Enact New Laws, Withhold Funds If Colleges Don’t Stop P2P

June 7, 2007

“Members of the House Science and Technology Committee heard from university officials and technology “experts” on different methods available to reduce illegal file-sharing on campus networks.

“Illegal file-sharing isn’t just about royalty fees. It clogs campus networks and interferes with the educational and research mission of universities,” said Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN). “It wastes resources that could have gone to laboratories, classrooms and equipment. And it is teaching a generation of college students that it’s alright to steal music.”

Witnesses testified on the extent to which these technologies reduced illegal fil-sharing, and also technological issues surrounding them, such as privacy and impacts on speed and reliability of campus networks.

They urged university authorities to conduct more aggressive educational campaigns and to use more effective network filters to reduce the problem, otherwise they may have to take matters into their own hands. ”

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An Untraceable Open Source File Sharing App In The Works?

May 2, 2007

“Probably the most interesting tidbit in the article though, is a quote from Pirate Bay software designer Peter Sunde, who says the group is working on a new file-sharing technology that will make file exchanges “untraceable.” No word on exactly how this technology will work, but it will be an open-source program.”

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