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Hello all, Every so often we get a notice from the DMCA or RIAA about some student sharing copyright protected content such as movies or music. Now we block 99% or more of it using or IPS so these notices are very infrequent (down from over 20 a day before the IPS install) but its still a PIA dealing with the ones that get through. Our IPS notifies and block P2P traffic and can quarantine someone using P2P but we never get to see what content they are making available to the Internet. The DMCA and RIAA tell us exactly what they are sharing so I'd like to have the same tool they have available to scan our public IPs and see if copyright protected materials are being shared. Does anyone know of any tools that do this? Thanks, -- Vlad Network Manager Ramapo College ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Message from pmauretti@massasoit.mass.edu

Vlad, It's my understanding that they simply connect to the torrent they want to scan IP addresses for, and use the peer list from the tracker to determine who is downloading/uploading pirated data. In this way, they target the copyrighted material initially, and then secondarily get the offending user's IP address. While there may be tools out there of which you seek, I do not believe the RIAA/MPAA use them. -Patrick Patrick Mauretti Network Manager Massasoit Community College 1 Massasoit Blvd Brockton, MA 02302 508-588-9100 x1660
I suspected it worked something like that. Unfortunately, I only know the basics of how Bittorent works so I'm a little out of my element here. I guess I'm hoping that there is some kind of client I can load onto a Linux box that will connect to the Bittorrent network and look for our subnets. Someone pitched a solution 6-7 years ago, but I believe it sat inline and sniffed packets. I forgot who they were though and I'm not sure if they would be effective once encryption is turned on. On 10/22/2013 10:15 AM, Patrick Mauretti wrote: > Vlad, > > It's my understanding that they simply connect to the torrent they want to scan IP addresses for, and use the peer list from the tracker to determine who is downloading/uploading pirated data. In this way, they target the copyrighted material initially, and then secondarily get the offending user's IP address. While there may be tools out there of which you seek, I do not believe the RIAA/MPAA use them. > > -Patrick > > Patrick Mauretti > Network Manager > Massasoit Community College > 1 Massasoit Blvd > Brockton, MA 02302 > 508-588-9100 x1660 > > > >
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