MPAA’s University Toolkit hit with DMCA takedown notice after GPL violation (ars technica)

MPAA’s University Toolkit hit with DMCA takedown notice after GPL violation – Via Techmeme & ars technica
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) recently released a software toolkit designed to help universities detect instances of potentially illegal file-sharing on school networks. The toolkit is based on the increasingly popular Ubuntu Linux distribution and includes the Apache web server as well as custom traffic monitoring software created by the MPAA. Although the toolkit was previously available from a web site set up by the MPAA, the software was removed last night after the organization’s ISP received a DMCA takedown notice from Ubuntu technical board member Matthew Garret.

Good think I downloaded it when I did. Nice tool, just do not see it being of much use in a University (or corporate) environment. Also do not like the “dial home” thing it appears to do (according to pauldotcom)

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