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    Okay from where I come from, pirated CDs are commonsight and widely used. Video games, pc softwares, DVDs, etc. we use alot of pirated ones. (Cheaper, but unlisenced). So my question is, how strict is the UK in enforcing copyright laws? I want to know specifically in universities. Like if I have an unlicensed copy of Adobe Photoshop software in my laptop, will I be in trouble? Will the university check your PCs for these things? To what extent do they protect the copyright laws?

    And please spare me from the lecture, I know it's wrong. I just want to know how it is like over there.
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    I don't think they will check for illegal copies of software loaded on student's computers/laptops. However, they would check what you've downloaded from p2p (e.g. songs, movies, etc...). Downloading stuff in uni is not allowed.

    I wonder if they let you download useful stuff or software updates (e.g. anti-virus/spyware updates and definitions, windows updates, etc...).
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    They usualy turn a blind eye to it. Its only downloading the stuff on the universities network which could get you into trouble.
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    thanks for the replies.

    Would I be in trouble if they found illegal copies of CDs in my possession?

    And about p2p, it's okay if youre using wireless internet connection, right?
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    (Original post by Farid Daim)
    thanks for the replies.

    Would I be in trouble if they found illegal copies of CDs in my possession?

    And about p2p, it's okay if youre using wireless internet connection, right?
    No matter what connection you use in university for p2p, they can still detect what you download. In addition, they block ports that p2p uses, so you won't be able to download or maybe the transfering and downloading speed from p2p will be slow.
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    erm so does that means u will not be allowed to download any songs or movies in the uni?
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    (Original post by trev)
    No matter what connection you use in university for p2p, they can still detect what you download. In addition, they block ports that p2p uses, so you won't be able to download or maybe the transfering and downloading speed from p2p will be slow.

    Wow that seriously sucks man. Im sure other students see this as a big problem so there must be an alternative.

    Oh, when I say wireless internet connection, I meant the hotspots, tat is provided by private, commercialised service provider companies. The university can't do anything with that can it? It's bad for business. It doesnt make sense at all if the university prevent downloads from networks provided by private ISPs.
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    (Original post by clouds)
    erm so does that means u will not be allowed to download any songs or movies in the uni?
    You will not be allowed to download anything in uni. If you want to download, you can ask your friends out of uni to do it for you and send it through msn, ftp, or something like that. Alternatively, you could download the stuff at home during holiday time, and transfer them from a CD-RW to your computer, or bring your laptop home to download.

    (Original post by Farid Daim)
    Wow that seriously sucks man. Im sure other students see this as a big problem so there must be an alternative.

    Oh, when I say wireless internet connection, I meant the hotspots, tat is provided by private, commercialised service provider companies. The university can't do anything with that can it? It's bad for business. It doesnt make sense at all if the university prevent downloads from networks provided by private ISPs.
    They can't do anything about it (I think), as the internet conenction is not part of the uni and it's part of a commerialised service (e.g. NTL, BT internet connection).
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    (Original post by Farid Daim)
    Would I be in trouble if they found illegal copies of CDs in my possession?
    The university won't care, but make sure you don't get caught with them by customs when you come into the country - cos they might well care.
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    (Original post by trev)
    You will not be allowed to download anything in uni.
    Well that all depends on what university you go to! Obviously it is illegal to download things where you are breaching copyright laws, however some universities will still allow peer-to-peer traffic so you can still download *legitimate* items. Of course, they have no way of distinguishing these from illegal files really so you can still download the illegal stuff, but obviously that is illegal...!
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    ah..so my best bet will be to get my friends to transfer the files from MsN to me?
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    (Original post by JennLlama)
    Well that all depends on what university you go to! Obviously it is illegal to download things where you are breaching copyright laws, however some universities will still allow peer-to-peer traffic so you can still download *legitimate* items. Of course, they have no way of distinguishing these from illegal files really so you can still download the illegal stuff, but obviously that is illegal...!
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    Alright then.

    Do you think they would let us download software updates such as windows updates, anti-virus/anti-spyware definitions, etc...?

    Most p2p downloading is mostly illegal though. What kind of stuff can people download from p2p is legal?

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    ah..so my best bet will be to get my friends to transfer the files from MsN to me?
    Yes.
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    (Original post by trev)
    Do you think they would let us download software updates such as windows updates, anti-virus/anti-spyware definitions, etc...?
    Yes of course, that's not unreasonable use. Download a file of movie-sized proportions every night would be though and you might find your connection restricted or investigated.
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    (Original post by Kingspharm)
    Yes of course, that's not unreasonable use. Download a file of movie-sized proportions every night would be though and you might find your connection restricted or investigated.
    That's good they let us download those software updates. Well, usually the software upgrades aren't that big though. If a software update is big, and it's being investigated by IT people, you could explain to them that you are having a software upgrade that is big. You can't do anything about it, as the software update is big.
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    Yeah you won't have a problem with software updates - if it's an antivirus type thing or windows update, there's bound to be loads of people on the network downloading the same thing, so it won't be enough to arouse suspicion.
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    (Original post by Kingspharm)
    Yeah you won't have a problem with software updates - if it's an antivirus type thing or windows update, there's bound to be loads of people on the network downloading the same thing, so it won't be enough to arouse suspicion.
    That's good then. I'm assuming you will get banned if people play LAN games?
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    Can Universities see your internet addresses and what sites you access? I'm not getting at anything here, just very curious.......
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    Have no idea, I would have though so :laugh:
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    (Original post by Saagar)
    Can Universities see your internet addresses and what sites you access? I'm not getting at anything here, just very curious.......
    I think so, our school used to say that they monitored what addresses people went to, so I would have thought universities would be the same?
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    (Original post by Kingspharm)
    I think so, our school used to say that they monitored what addresses people went to, so I would have thought universities would be the same?
    but if you just deleted the list of last visited sites everytime you use the internet, they wouldn't know? :confused:
 
 
 
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