Is it allowed to access porn websites in UC Berkeley dorm?

<p>Is it allowed to access porn websites in UC Berkeley dorm?</p>

<p>yes but you're required to tell everyone on your floor before you do it. Afterwards, you ask the RA for the password to get unrestricted internet access.</p>

<p>lmao</p>

<p>10char</p>

<p>oh coollll</p>

<p>What the fail</p>

<p>Universities don't give a **** what you look at. It is, literally, as though you were using any other ISP.</p>

<p>Except this one gives you a way better connection than any other ISP would. For free.</p>

<p>Note that like any ISP, however, they are obligated to send take-down notices/report you to law enforcement/[other relevant action] for stuff that's not legal.</p>

<p>toooo funny.</p>

<p>Well it was a viable question. Berkeley could technically restrict pornography from their networks, say, to avoid the nasty viruses/spyware/etc that have come to be associated with internet pornographic venues.</p>

<p>I agree that they shouldn't block it, and it's good they don't, but it was a viable question.</p>

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<p>Just make sure you don't do it when your roommates can see it or hear it (or see or hear you actions in response to it), as that would just be plain awkward.</p>

<p>This is my new favorite thread. =D</p>

<p>I get auto notification when posts occur on threads. This one is gonna get me in trouble!</p>

<p>Yes. Just remember the 12GB bandwidth limit.</p>

<p>It's kind of like asking: is it allowed to have sex in your room? Yes, but just remember that having a roommate will cause certain limitations on how and when you do it.</p>

<p>Sort of on the same topic, so are you not allowed to torrent/download music for free? Since I guess technically that's not legal?</p>

<p>Please be mindful that some porn is actually photos of young teenage girls. Sounds harmless? Think again. You access these photos and you could be arrested and charged for disseminating child p.orn. Any photos on the internet that you "click on and open" means you are accepting those materials. Some sites (particularly Lime Wire) make you the distributer. You just broke a federal law distributing chil.d po.rn across state lines and you could get 20-30 years in a Federal prison. Don't believe this could happen? Go on most any District Attorney's site (especially certain border states). They're proud of those convictions and post them on the internet.</p>

<p>You can torrent, but you just need to hope don't get caught. Generally, you get caught because you are a mass uploader.</p>

<p>If you download an illegal file from a site like megaupload, rapidshare, hotfile, etc..., I don't think the RIAA/MPAA/etc can or would come after you.</p>

<p>Also, there is DC++, which can only be accessed from a UC Berkeley ISP, which is thus safe from the RIAA/MPAA/etc</p>

<p>As noted above, Rescomp is like any other ISP. They do not actively sift through your data looking for stuff, nor do they (to my knowledge) active block any sites with any kind of content.</p>

<p>THAT SAID, like any other ISP, they know what a suspicious trend of activity looks like and can act upon it if it comes up. They usually won't, but they can.</p>

<p>Honestly, you should be fine as long as you stay under the bandwidth limit. The only people I know who've gotten in trouble broke the bandwidth limit in the process of torrenting stuff (usually stuff they didn't need to torrent in the first place, but w/e - some people hate Hulu's commercials, I guess) and were served with take-down notices. They were more careful afterward.</p>

<p>...oh, and generally speaking, torrenting is a stupid way to go about getting larger files on your HDD, because you're using more bandwidth than you would be for a direct download. If you don't want stuff (totally legit stuff like, say, study guides, of course) to gum up the tubes, just get on DC++.</p>

<p>Also note that if you have the choice between a file named after whatever illegal content is in it, and a file named as something else...</p>

<p>...bloody hell, please tell me that I do NOT need to finish that sentence.</p>

<p>Hey, what's DC++? Is it similar to Limewire & company?</p>

<p>Also, I didn't know we had a bandwidth limit. 12GB/day? or per week?</p>

<p>what is the dl and upload speed in the dorms?</p>

<p>I hear that 2MB/second is a rather normal downloading speed</p>