My college is on the leading edge of technology (or so they claim) and they made these changes last summer. They use a program called Safe Connect that can track everything a user does from the moment they connect to the network, even what online/offline programs they're running.
Thing is, the program is a joke, a total waste of money. I was able to bypass it in minutes by using a firefox add-on to change my browser's user agent.
I think it's absurd that the MPAA is making colleges do their job for them. Schools should focus on the education they provide, not wasting money on witch hunts.