Boston College Tells Students That Using A Wireless Router Is A Sign Of Copyright Infringement

from the wtf? dept

Copyright lawyer Ray Dowd points out that Boston College is telling students that simply using a wireless router is a sign of copyright infringement. Take a look at the image below:
The page lists out a variety of other things that are a lot more likely (but not definitely) to involve infringing -- such as using file sharing networks to share copyrighted songs, or emailing songs around. But using a wireless router? As Dowd discusses, the three federal court rulings involving copyright that mention wireless routers, all use it as a defense against infringement, because it highlights how someone else may have used the connection.

So why is Boston College telling students that simply using a wireless router is a sign of infringement?

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    MrWilson, 30 Mar 2011 @ 11:04am

    Re: Re: Re: I feel sorry for anyone taking IT type classes at BC

    At my college it's a matter of department shuffling in a variation on the Dilbert Principle.

    The least liked employee of one department is given preference when a position opens in another department, seemingly regardless of how unrelated the departments are or how unqualified the applicant is.

    HR doesn't vet applicants - just checks for degrees and "diversity."

    Managers aren't necessarily qualified to do the jobs they hire for, much less competent enough to know who would do a good job.

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