Newspaper article The Canadian Press

University of Calgary Says It Will Restrict but Not Ban Use of BitTorrent

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

University of Calgary Says It Will Restrict but Not Ban Use of BitTorrent

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University will restrict BitTorrent use

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CALGARY - University of Calgary officials are hoping to set the record straight after limiting the use of the popular file-sharing program BitTorrent over the wireless network on campus.

The move happened last week and prompted criticism on Twitter suggesting that the post-secondary school was trying to ban its use outright.

Linda Dalgetty, vice-president of finance and services, says it's a restriction, not a ban.

She says the university is implementing a process to ensure those with a legitimate need for BitTorrent can have access to it.

But she says the university was also addressing notice provisions of Canada's Copyright Act about BitTorrent being used to download illegal materials.

She says the university is paying strong attention to security of its network and dowloading practices. …

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