Ohio University announced this week that they are completely banning all file sharing on campus. Violators will get their Internet access cut off and possibly face disciplinary action. Ohio University previously made headlines for being the school with the highest number of music piracy complaints in the country.

The problem of file sharing on campus is hardly new. Ever since Napster, administrators have tried to stop the swapping with various technical roadblocks. P2P enthusiasts usually react with protest, referring to that Ubuntu ISO they really, really need to get via BitTorrent. Wink Wink, nudge nudge.

But nowadays P2P isn’t just about The Pirate Bay anymore. There are major motion pictures for sale on BitTorrent.com, there are Showtime downloads on the Azureus-powered Vuze.com, and then there is Joost. Ohio University’s Anti-P2P policy could spell trouble for all of them – and in turn put the school in an awkward position. Continue reading at Newteevee.com.

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