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File Sharing

684149684149 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
edited March 2011 in College Life
To most college internet systems allow students to use sites like the pirate bay? Or could students get in trouble for downloading shared files?
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Replies to: File Sharing

  • dantheman91dantheman91 Registered User Posts: 236 Junior Member
    No. If the files being shared are illegal, do you think the college wants you to be Ble to do it freely.
  • RacinReaverRacinReaver Registered User Posts: 6,608 Senior Member
    None of my colleges cared either way. If you got caught it was your own fault.
  • 684149684149 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Is it easier to get caught if you're using the college's network?
  • CC AdminCC Admin Administrator Posts: 32,334 Senior Member
    I would be very careful at minimum.
    Many big schools have networks which are under constant supervision, in order to make sure they stay online. If they have decided to start a war on fire sharing, you never know what could happen.
    Is a few albums or movies really worth getting kicked out of college?
    I remember a few years back, the RIAA and MPAA were teaming up to get colleges to install bittorrent blockers on their networks.
  • ABR1190ABR1190 Registered User Posts: 295 Junior Member
    My college has a file sharing tracker on their network, so if you have a torrent or P2P client, then it won't give you access to the network. Lucky for me, I live in an apartment and have my own internet. Not that I would pirate music. Never...:P
  • ginab591ginab591 Registered User Posts: 1,068 Senior Member
    My college doesn't give a ****. Which is as it should be. You get caught it's your own fault and should have nothing to do with where you go to school or what network you use. If we were at home, Verizon or whatever wouldn't block your access because it didn't like what you downloaded.
    They did block limewire at one point I think.
  • Teazer_9009Teazer_9009 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    Be careful if you do it, it all depends on your school. Mine will slap a $50 fine on you the first time you get caught, then $100, then you lose your internet privilege for the rest of your time at the school. I've downloaded via torrent twice this year, three times last year and I've never been caught.

    Also, a lot of schools only crack down on torrents and p2p programs. If you're only really looking for music, there are file sharing websites that will let you download for free.
  • you_of_ehyou_of_eh Registered User Posts: 753 Member
    Well my roommate has downloaded 100's of gigs of music/movies (just him not me ;)) on our network so our University certainly doesn't seem to care. Not to mention our connection is orgasmic. You can download a 4 gig blueray rip in about 8 mins.
  • ahsanxrahsanxr Registered User Posts: 294 Junior Member
    Do it all the time. Use file sharing websites such as hotfile, rapidshare etc instead of torrents.
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