[unisog] Peer-to-Peer Software

Peter Van Epp vanepp at sfu.ca
Wed Jun 8 00:05:59 GMT 2005


On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 08:48:30AM +1000, Leigh Vincent wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am curious to find out what other places are doing about Peer-to-Peer
> software.  Here in Australia, Universities are facing a crackdown by the
> recording industry on downloads that are in breach of copyright etc. 
> and I would be interested to know how others handle this issue.
> 
> Thanks
> Leigh
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	We of course have it easy, because they managed to get a tax on blank
media here (all kinds) the courts have currently declined to allow them to have
their cake and eat it too (i.e. they have been unsuccessful suing people so 
far). However, that said we run a Packeteer packet shaper on our commodity 
link and restrict bandwith to all the filesharing protocols (but not on our 
C4 link which is clear channel Gig to CA*net4 and I2). We were wise enough to
contract out our resnet so the sharing going on there isn't my worry either 
(big smile on my face :-)). 

Peter Van Epp / Operations and Technical Support 
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. Canada


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