The president of BitTorrent, Ashwin Navin, writes:
Ohio University recently informed students that the use of peer-to-peer technology has been banned from the campus computer network. The reasons cited range from network congestion to malicious software to piracy. ¶ While the university acknowledges that there are legitimate uses of P2P technologies, the blanket ban on the technology stands. ¶ By instituting this ban, Ohio University has demonstrated a serious lack of understanding of P2P technology's value and role on the Internet. Furthermore, the school has closed its doors to innovation and shirked its responsibilities as an educational institution. ...
Link: CNet News.com.
Also see Eric Bangeman's, Schools take wait-and-see approach after Ohio U bans P2P traffic. Link: Ars Technica.
Also see Ohio University announces changes in file-sharing policies. Link: Ohio University press release.
File this one under cutting off your nose to spite your face. --Dennis