u dub printers run amok!!!

A bunch of slacker printers at the University of Washington were illegally downloading films and got caught. Well, they weren’t actually downloading anything, but they got caught anyway. Researchers reverse engineered copyright enforcement mechanisms in use at BitTorrent and found that you can easily direct the automated enforcement to send takedown notices to networked printers. So far, the printers have not received any pre-settlement letters. (Hat tip to BoingBoing)

3 Responses to u dub printers run amok!!!

  1. (In case the link breaks, that’s from Wikileaks, a doc entitled “Proposed US ACTA multi-lateral intellectual property trade agreement (2007)”)

  2. barbara says:

    Yikes!

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