University sees blocking its students...

University sees blocking its students from using P2P as educational

There are 17 comments on the www.examiner.com story from Nov 13, 2010, titled University sees blocking its students from using P2P as educational. In it, www.examiner.com reports that:

Valdosta State Univerity in Georgia has recently installed software that network administrators claim can identify students using P2P software. Once detected students will be disciplined by the school and then reported to the police, VSU said.

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The Monkey

Hampton, VA

#1 Nov 13, 2010
As long as they don't block R2D2 or C3PO 's OK.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#2 Nov 13, 2010
So it is a federal requirement. So why didn't we get to vote on it? And this is more reason for students to live off campus and get their own Internet service.

And this has nothing to do with education. Education is actively teaching people to do things, not prying into their private lives. Why is this okay for schools to do, but it isn't okay to spy on sexual pervert students? If you videotape a pervert in the act and put it online to embarrass them out of their shameful behavior, and said pervert commits suicide, then you are likely to do hard prison time. But if you don't spy on file sharers on your campus, you could go to prison or lose your funding. And really, colleges might be a lot better without taking any government manipulation money.

The rich trash idiots who believe this is "educational" probably also believe that raping students is educational too.

I like the suggestion at the end. Everyone should start downloading and sharing Open Source Software via PtP networks, particularly huge files, and create so many false reports and lawsuits from the falsely accused.

To clarify, I don't support stealing, but I also don't support losing our rights. I've used such software before, and I don't use it much, since that is a good way to get viruses. What I do on my own computer should be my right, and nobody else's business. And I know, some will say that if you don't own the internet account you are using, you should follow the rules of whoever is paying for it. But, do they provide others options like the students being able to use an outside provider not affiliated with the school? And what is to stop students from using their own WiFi cards, spare NIC cards, homemade laser transmitters, or even open broadcast airwaves to create their own intranet independent of the college internet feed?

And is software like Freenet included in the definition of file-sharing? It is PtP, but designed for getting around censorship, and as a way to share controversial or even illegal ideas.
HeadCheese

Decatur, GA

#3 Nov 13, 2010
Purple Gurl wrote:
So it is a federal requirement. So why didn't we get to vote on it?
Are you insane? Do you know how your government works? You vote for a Representative, like a Congress Person. That person then votes on Federal Funding acts, like The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) which is due for renewal by Congress-through a process known as “reauthorization.” Originally enacted in 1965

Illicit file sharing could be illegal if the files are commercial in nature. They could also be "illicit" porn.

Your CongressPerson may have been involved in the committee that decides the guidelines and requirements for a school to receive federal funding.

The National Maximum Speed Law is was modified in 1987 to allow 65 mph (105 km/h) limits on certain road (..since repealed) Did you vote for that?

Learn how your government works before you go on a senseless rant that shows you were asleep during your Civic classes.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#4 Nov 13, 2010
HeadCheese wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you insane? Do you know how your government works? You vote for a Representative, like a Congress Person. That person then votes on Federal Funding acts, like The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) which is due for renewal by Congress-through a process known as “reauthorization.” Originally enacted in 1965
Illicit file sharing could be illegal if the files are commercial in nature. They could also be "illicit" porn.
Your CongressPerson may have been involved in the committee that decides the guidelines and requirements for a school to receive federal funding.
The National Maximum Speed Law is was modified in 1987 to allow 65 mph (105 km/h) limits on certain road (..since repealed) Did you vote for that?
Learn how your government works before you go on a senseless rant that shows you were asleep during your Civic classes.
I have a right to vent, as do you. This is a message board, which is for OPINIONS. I will exercise my First Amendment right to express my opinions and express the essence of my very soul. If you don't like what I say, then don't read it. Do what the libs say about porn on television and change the channel. If what I say really bothers you and you cannot ignore me, then go get medication and/or therapy.

If you want "facts," go to your establishment newspaper, ask your establishment government leaders, or learn them in an establishment "school." I didn't fall asleep in any classes. I just knew it was all lies and propaganda, even back then. If everyone focused more on how things should be rather than how they are, it would be a much better place.

As for it being illegal, that should be directly between the student and the government or the people they steal from, not a 3rd party.
HeadCheese

Decatur, GA

#5 Nov 14, 2010
Purple Gurl wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a right to vent, as do you....
Vent all you want. Atleast now you know how your government works. If you don't like the way Education Funding made available and the guidelines needed to obtain them, talk to your Congress Person.

Venting non topix only does so much. But obviously you didn't care enough about Fed Fudning for education before this story...maybe you'll contact your Congress person now and vent to them.

Topix has made you folks a bunch of couch-whinners looking for any and everything to complain about.

Oh wait...you probably don't know who your Congressional Rep is.

Typical Topix whining.
HeadCheese

Decatur, GA

#6 Nov 14, 2010
Hey PurpleGurl...its also obvious you have a bunch of accounts and you judge your own post. Loser.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#7 Nov 14, 2010
I can talk to Congress, but with them taking bribes from the RIAA and so forth that won't help. And then we have to deal with the idiots who put the left-wing Nazi trash in there who enjoy trampling on free speech. The right defends itself against free speech by using free speech of their own, and the left defends against it by wanting to ban it for everyone.

And like I said, they should file-share all the Linux distributions and other free content they can. File-sharing is a valid way to put original content out there too, and I think that is the real threat to the Left. The fact is you can type of pages of non-PC views and post them on file-sharing sites, and that threatens some, since it would mean the end of the left-wing tyranny.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#8 Nov 14, 2010
HeadCheese wrote:
Hey PurpleGurl...its also obvious you have a bunch of accounts and you judge your own post. Loser.
I'm only Purple Gurl, and I have a number of friends in Offbeat. That is a typical left-wing tactic. If others don't want to vote for you, automatically accuse the other side of cheating.

“you're not the boss of me!”

Since: Jan 08

the road less traveled.....

#9 Nov 14, 2010
"I am Spartacus..."

"I AM SPARTACUS!"

“So Hillary Blames the Universe”

Since: Jun 08

..for her peevishness..

#10 Nov 14, 2010
(In best Bullwinkle voice...)

Hello, Spartacus!

“So Hillary Blames the Universe”

Since: Jun 08

..for her peevishness..

#11 Nov 14, 2010
(Using best Bullwinkle voice...)

Hello, Spartacus!

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#12 Nov 14, 2010
Old Sam wrote:
(Using best Bullwinkle voice...)
Hello, Spartacus!
is there a movie on this flight.???

“you're not the boss of me!”

Since: Jan 08

the road less traveled.....

#13 Nov 14, 2010
GMGMIKE wrote:
<quoted text>is there a movie on this flight.???
ha ha!!

i'm just being silly! gotta stop that illicit file sharing..nip it in the bud, I say!!

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#14 Nov 14, 2010
Debra27 wrote:
<quoted text>
ha ha!!
i'm just being silly! gotta stop that illicit file sharing..nip it in the bud, I say!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =de_P2aUZJyAXX
do ya wanna dance...????

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

you dance real good for a short lady....
some guy

Portsmouth, VA

#15 Nov 15, 2010
Purple Gurl wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a right to vent, as do you. This is a message board, which is for OPINIONS. I will exercise my First Amendment right to express my opinions and express the essence of my very soul. If you don't like what I say, then don't read it. Do what the libs say about porn on television and change the channel. If what I say really bothers you and you cannot ignore me, then go get medication and/or therapy.
If you want "facts," go to your establishment newspaper, ask your establishment government leaders, or learn them in an establishment "school." I didn't fall asleep in any classes. I just knew it was all lies and propaganda, even back then. If everyone focused more on how things should be rather than how they are, it would be a much better place.
As for it being illegal, that should be directly between the student and the government or the people they steal from, not a 3rd party.
on the internet you have no 1st amendment rights, due to the fact that the internet is international.

“you're not the boss of me!”

Since: Jan 08

the road less traveled.....

#16 Nov 18, 2010
GMGMIKE wrote:
<quoted text>do ya wanna dance...????
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =yExLBrT-8GwXX
you dance real good for a short lady....
this is a riot...classic TV

and NOT to be shared P2P!!(hi, Mike!)
really

Laurinburg, NC

#17 Feb 11, 2011
yeah i bet they see it as educational.

want to know what the greatest lseeon you can learn is? its that all they tell you is either bull#### or revised history.

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