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University Websites Are Being Flooded with Online Piracy Scams * TorrentFreak


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Universities and colleges tend to have strict anti-piracy policies for students. In the United States, this is very much a necessity since its required by law. While most students play by the rules, a worrying trend is developing where outsiders exploit university websites to promote piracy scams.

pirate-flagAt the turn of the century, online piracy hubs began to surface at universities around the world.

Seemingly unlimited broadband connections and the presence of many tech-savvy students provided an ideal breeding ground for the rapid expanision of the file-sharing craze.

Napster and Limewire played a major role in this growth, as well as DC++ and i2hub, which typically relied on closed networks. Students exchanged hub/server addresses with each other in order to share files at very high speeds within local networks or between universities.

Universities Ordered to Tackle Piracy

This virtual free-for-all lasted for years and in some places continues…

You can read the full Torrent Freak article here

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