The universities are doing their best to get piracy out of the campuses. The problem is that quite a number of students aren’t cooperating for a variety of reasons. Well the hunt for pirates has just gotten a boost. Students who are still downloading illegally beware.
Many universities hire IT security experts to help keep their system clean. They have also hired specialists to do nothing but track down anyone using the network to illegally download music. Sounds like a tedious task? Yes it is! Thanks to a new device called Locate it has gotten a whole lot easier.
Locate was invented by Alan Schunemann, co-founder of eTelemetry which is an Annapolis based company. Once plugged in, it zooms in on computers that are downloading copyrighted songs in less than ten seconds. They will know exactly which computer is being used and its location. They will also have the username. This is a major improvement on when all anyone had was an IP address and a time stamp.
That does mean that in less than ten counts, any illegal downloader on campus can be spotted, and faster than many of them hope. Since many colleges are strictly enforcing the copyright laws, students who are stubborn may just find themselves suspended (or worse) if they don’t shape up. It really doesn’t make sense for
So don’t wait to get Located. Quit downloading illegally. With the many sites where you can get your music legally, there really is no reason to keep being a pirate.
[tags] piracy,University,campus,illegal downloading,Locate [/tags]