MPAA university 'toolkit' raises privacy concerns

Friday, 23 November 2007, 7:00 PM EST

The Motion Picture of Association of America is urging some of the nation's largest universities to deploy custom software designed to pinpoint students who may be using the schools' networks to illegally download pirated movies. A closer look at the MPAA's software, however, raises some serious privacy and security concerns for both the entertainment industry and the schools that choose to deploy the technology.

On Oct. 24, MPAA sent a letter to the presidents of 25 universities that the association has identified as top locations for the downloading of pirated movies over online file-sharing networks.

At Security Fix.

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