Well, as you all know, p2p filesharing has become one of the world’s greatest dilemmas over the past few years. Here at BU, filesharing programs such as the more popular Limewire and others have been banned completely from the network. However, I still hear many people try to sneak it or upset because their internet is officially banned for an entire week.
I would never use these programs on this network, because it is monitored. Although there may be ways to sneak, I never would want to be banned from this network. And just tonight, my friend told me about a whole new program named Ruckus.
Ruckus is a program that you download from the popular site, www.ruckus.com. The sign-up procedure is as follows: Put in your university e-mail address, and create a password, then you download the program. I have started to download full albums such as Nickelback’s newest album, Blue-Collar Comedy Tour, and Dane Cook’s album named Retaliation. These files don’t come cheap – but they do on Ruckus. You can be assured that you will not be charged a single penny for downloading anything on this site. It is completely free for you.
How can this be legal? Universities such as Clemson and others joined Ruckus as well as a few other multimedia groups/companies. This allows Ruckus to be legally free because these companies are who produce these albums. Ruckus is a way to deter students from downloading illegal content for free, instead downloading legal content for free.
So next time you want to go out to buy an album, make sure to look on Ruckus first – you may save yourself money because you are a college student.