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    Firstly, I'm not going to get a laptop so I'm not really bothered.

    Whats banned?, is watching movies and tv programs on the internet banned?

    Anyway, do people look up porn in the hall internet thing? or is it banned?

    What about watching violent movies like texas chainsaw massacre. Do they have a parental guidence thing?

    Also, is there someone mointoring what you look at? As its be pretty annoying if someone is reading emails or looking that your on TSR.

    P.S. Sadly, the site I use to watch tv programs has messed up it like plays for five minutes then nothing.
    P.P.S. Restricted access to the internet would be really good espically since I seem to waste alot of time in the internet. Which is getting worse because its either think about results day or go on internet or play computer or tennis.
    P.P.P.S. I don't know whats the point of getting a laptop and then go on youtube and its not allowed. It seemed that college banned people from going on youtube.
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    ive been told limewire and the like are banned

    not really sure though.
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    Depends on your uni.

    Generally, pr0n is allowed with obvious legal boundaries. Streaming and whatnot is usually has a blind eye turned. Torrenting, however, is often cracked down on.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Depends on your uni.

    Generally, pr0n is allowed with obvious legal boundaries. Streaming and whatnot is usually has a blind eye turned. Torrenting, however, is often cracked down on.
    Really? Damn. :mad:
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    Usually a lot of things are banned but never actually regulated. So a lot of people can get away with downloading torrents. Some places don't let you connect to XBox Live which sucks.
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    (Original post by Joseph90)
    Usually a lot of things are banned but never actually regulated. So a lot of people can get away with downloading torrents. Some places don't let you connect to XBox Live which sucks.
    No wonder suicide rates are so high at some unis.
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    (Original post by Simplicity)
    Whats banned?, is watching movies and tv programs on the internet banned?
    It's very unlikely that this is true. However, I'm talking about legal content; illegal content, read on...

    (Original post by Simplicity)
    Anyway, do people look up porn in the hall internet thing? or is it banned?
    You'll probably struggle to find a set of halls which bans porn. Apart from being incredibly difficult to achieve, as long as it's legal, they shouldn't worry; it's just a pass-time.

    (Original post by Simplicity)
    What about watching violent movies like texas chainsaw massacre. Do they have a parental guidence thing?
    Again, extremely unlikely. It's your room, so as long as you're not inviting 11 year olds round to make them crap their pants, why should they restrict violence? Again though, if it's a real-life video your mate filmed of someone having their head kicked in, the Police might want to know!

    (Original post by Simplicity)
    Also, is there someone mointoring what you look at? As its be pretty annoying if someone is reading emails or looking that your on TSR.
    There's not really someone "monitoring" you in the sense you mean here. There's not somebody with a live capture of your screen if you're on your own computer watching everything you do. They can however monitor data which is sent to and from your computer, the ports it is sent on, how much is transmitted, which devices the data is transmitted to or from, and they can restrict any of this access. The only access they're likely to restrict is file-sharing or anything which consumes large amounts of bandwidth, possibly gaming for example. They can't really demand to search your computer for illegal content, but they can of course get the Police involved, something they might do if you're wasting their bandwidth with illegal downloads.

    Under the Regulatory Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), they are permitted to view particular content which are stored on their servers, such as your university email. The Interception of Communications Act allows Police and Security Services to monitor your network usage, and the university may be legally obliged to comply with requests made to track your browsing habits.

    (Original post by Simplicity)
    P.S. Sadly, the site I use to watch tv programs has messed up it like plays for five minutes then nothing.
    Sounds illegal, so maybe something to avoid at university (even if the odds of getting caught may be low) lol.

    (Original post by Simplicity)
    P.P.S. Restricted access to the internet would be really good espically since I seem to waste alot of time in the internet. Which is getting worse because its either think about results day or go on internet or play computer or tennis.
    You can install web filtering software on your own computer and set the password to something you won't guess (like ffsdahfgsdajfgsdf)!

    (Original post by Simplicity)
    P.P.P.S. I don't know whats the point of getting a laptop and then go on youtube and its not allowed. It seemed that college banned people from going on youtube.
    In college maybe, but not many universities would ban YouTube. Apart from it being simply a community site, it does have a range of educational videos to view too.

    Summary: You won't really be monitored, but don't torrent and probably avoid illegal downloads.
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    depends on your uni and how laid back they are

    and if they put limits on the amount you can download and upload, i think these one uni only allows you 100mb a day to download and play with

    my uni hall's didn't care at all, they sent a email at the start of the year saying i know your all going to do it, so if you do make sure it can't get back to the uni, this including online gaming, downloading you name it
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    I was in halls at University of Bham and we had a 100mb (not very technical, does that seem right?) a day. With normal internet use you don't go over. File sharing things were banned, so it made it hard to go over your limit. Other than that, free to do what you like with the only other condition that you had to have active antivirus. If you went over your internet limit 3 times you got kicked off the internet for a day, go over your allowance again you get 2 days ban etc until they kick you off forever. Never heard of that happening though.
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    well, i know there is an encryption thing on my torrent software, how can they put a block on that? even when the download port is blocked, i still manage to torrent. Torrenting is pretty hard to block since its basically multiple connections to other computers, it could be for instance an image loaded off a website. How can you fight that?
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    (Original post by Simplicity)

    What about watching violent movies like texas chainsaw massacre. Do they have a parental guidence thing?
    Just thought id pick out this one. What age do you think people are at university?
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    (Original post by impervious)
    Just thought id pick out this one. What age do you think people are at university?
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    You all need to come to the States for University. These restrictions on internet activity here are ridiculous, I honestly don't know how your student unions let administrations get away with it.
 
 
 
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