University Of Kansas' New File Sharing Rule: One Strike And You're Out

The University of Kansas has a harsh message for its students: illegally download copyrighted material and you’ll spend the rest of your college days checking Facebook in the computer lab. The university previously operated under a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy. From Kansas University ResNet:

Violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is against the law. If you are caught downloading copyrighted material, you will lose your ResNet privileges forever. No second notices, no excuses, no refunds. One violation and your ResNet internet access is gone for as long as you reside on campus.

According to the university, the policy shift was prompted by an increasing number of takedown notices; 345 were received last year, up from 141 the year before. Though not asked for comment, we imagine the overlords at the RIAA and MPAA would respond with something akin to maniacal cackling.

University of Kansas adopts one-strike policy for copyright infringement [Ars Technica]
ReNet [University of Kansas]
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