This just in, UOIT
, the university I attend, censors the Internet. They have blocked the site suprnova.org
in the residences at least. This site is a bittorrent hub that has the biggest repository of bittorrent trackers I have ever seen. I will not be able to find out if the block is campus-wide until tomorrow, the tech department closes at four. Things that will be needed to find out:
- Is this legal, we are not allowed to choose our ISP
- Can I do anything to change their minds?
Even if this is legal it is definitely legal for me to tell everyone that the school censors the Internet. In practice I support the blocking of this site, there are really easy ways to get around the block. However, I am an elitist geek so that shouldn't apply. In my heart of hearts I think everyone should use the CLI
so I guess we are on par. However, if they start reducing bandwidth, and thereby costs, this way what is next? Porn? Video Games? I guess I will have to tell everyone the open ports. MSN needs certain known port numbers to work, therefore there will always be open ports if they start just blocking ports like they did last year. The IT people are really goddamn stupid.