Spotify banned by Oxford university

Darren Allan

January 18, 2010

The music streaming service Spotify has been given the elbow by Oxford University.

And not because the stuffy professors don’t want students wasting their time listening to popular beat music instead of researching their dissertations.

In actual fact, apparently the sheer number of students streaming music for free from Spotify was clogging up the university’s bandwidth.

The university made it clear that Spotify had been banned because it utilises peer to peer networking, and such programs are forbidden.

Music fans at Oxford who have been deprived of their favourite tunes may need counselling. Except for Radiohead and Smiths fans, that is. They might just cheer up.


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