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University of Calgary restricts access to BitTorrent

The University of Calgary has banned the use of BitTorrent by students on some of its WiFi networks. The University acts as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) for students, and as such is required to comply with Canada’s notice-and-notice regime under the Copyright Act. The regime requires ISPs to forward notices to customers from copyright holders who believe their copyrights have been infringed by those customers. The University stated that the ban was in part due to the large number of notices they were being required to forward to customers. Read more here.

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