Univ. of FL Launches Anti-Piracy System

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on June 30, 2003

From the Gainsvilles Sun: “In an effort to squelch the illegal sharing of copyrighted files in its residence halls, the University of Florida simultaneously launched an Internet piracy awareness campaign in the dorms and a new computer management system called ICARUS, which stands for Integrated Control Application for Restricting User Services. ICARUS monitors the UF computing network and detects when students in the residence halls are sharing a large number of files…It then “pulls the plug” on the offending dataport, cutting the student off from communication outside of UF and sending a pop-up message explaining why.”
See also, RIAA Prepares for Extensive Legal Action Against File Sharers and USC May Assist RIAA In Prosecuting File-Sharing Violations.

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