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MPAA's University Toolkit Hit with DMCA Takedown Notice after GPL Violation

Dec 05, 2007, 15:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Paul)

"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 received a request from Ubuntu technical board member Matthew Garret to take it down due to GPL violations..."

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