DMCA Creates Legal Exposure for Universities

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

Publication:DMCA Alert

Thomas Lewry was quoted in the April 2003 issue of the DMCA Alert regarding the difficulties new encrypted peer-to-peer software programs present to college IT managers responsible for enforcing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

"Encrypted and anonymous file-sharing programs like Filetopia can be a real problem for colleges trying to prevent students from inappropriate file sharing," commented Lewry. "For example, Filetopia uses a 'bouncer' to hide the IP addresses so the connection can't be traced. This can make it difficult to find the students who are using the program."