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University of Illinois Disconnects Pirating Students, Staffer Asked To Leave

The University of Illinois is taking complaints from copyright holders very seriously by disconnecting pirating students' Internet connections upon the first warning. After being sanctioned by a hearing officer students are allowed to come back online, but after the third strike they lose their Internet access permanently. University employees are…

Top 50 U.S. Universities Ranked by BitTorrent Usage 2012

Despite numerous efforts by the government and entertainment industries, many college students still use BitTorrent to gain access to the latest movies, music and games. While most universities have strict anti-piracy policies in place, there are always groups of students who continue undeterred. Today we look at the top universities…

Tackling College Piracy: MPAA and RIAA’s Favorite

In part one of our look into the anti-piracy efforts at universities, we saw that Missouri S&T used a simple home grown system, ignoring the favorites of the entertainment industry. In part two, we look at Ohio University, Texas A&M University, Tulane University and others that do use one of…

The Pirate Bay Joins Academic “Cybernorms” Research Group

The Pirate Bay has just launched a new survey in collaboration with the Cybernorms research group at Sweden's Lund University. As part of a sociology study they hope to find out more about the motivations people have to share files, with the ultimate goal of influencing and shaping more sensible…

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