Oxford University bans Spotify

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#1

I just posted the article Oxford University bans Spotify.

Even though Spotify is perfectly legal, Oxford University has blocked the music streaming application simply because of the way it works.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/oxford-university-bans-spotify-25062/](http://www.myce.com/news/oxford-university-bans-spotify-25062/)

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#2

University policy says “the unauthorised use of peer-to-peer resource-sharing software on machines connected to the Oxford University Network is prohibited.”
Well, that settles it for them. It’s their network, their policy, so they can block whatever they want. No big deal.

When even legal methods of enjoying these things is banned, something’s wrong.
??? If you want to enjoy any content, get yer own internet connection. If you use someone’s other network they can set the rules.


#3

[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2487144]Well, that settles it for them. It’s their network, their policy, so they can block whatever they want. No big deal.

??? If you want to enjoy any content, get yer own internet connection. If you use someone’s other network they can set the rules.[/QUOTE]
Often, you can’t.

If you are in a college dormitory, you can either use the University Phone lines, which charge exhorbitant timed rates (even for local land-line calls), and ethernet … or you can use a mobile phone (with tethering), which is possibly marginally cheaper for phone calls.

It’s kind of a captive audience.


#4

[QUOTE=debro;2487657]If you are in a college dormitory, you can either use the University Phone lines, which charge exhorbitant timed rates (even for local land-line calls), and ethernet … or you can use a mobile phone (with tethering), which is possibly marginally cheaper for phone calls.

It’s kind of a captive audience.[/QUOTE]Agreed, but that doesn’t revoke the right of the university isp to set their own terms despite the unfairness. It’s not a matter of legality, it’s a matter of unfair terms.

And there are lots and lots of methods to bypass such terms.


#5

That was good to read. Very informative.