University Bans BitTorrent to Stop Flood of Infringement Notices

Posted by HardOCP News 9:49 AM (CST)

Friday November 11, 2016

It's pretty damn sad that a legitimate tool like BitTorrent had to be banned on campus in order to stop the flood of copyright infringement notices the school was receiving.

A university in Canada has taken sweeping action in an effort to stem the tide of piracy notices. The University of Calgary says that after banning BitTorrent usage on several networks, infringement notices immediately dropped by 90%. People wanting access to the protocol will now need to apply for an exemption.