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Preventing the illegal downloading of copyrighted movies in a condo building

My client is a property management firm that manages two condo buildings that offer free wifi to the tenants, about two hundred per building.  

The client's ISP, Cox Communications, has sent notices that Cox has received complaints about illegal downloading and distributing of copyrighted materials.  I assume one or more people living in these buildings are running peer-to-peer file sharing clients, like BitTorrent.  What is the best on-premise solution to satisfy Cox that we're doing all we can to prevent this use of our Internet connection?
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John Atkinson

8/22/2022 - Mon

If COX is able to provide MAC address information for the offending device(s) you can block the device(s) from accessing the wireless

Content filtering could help, blocking torrent sites, known file sharing sites, etc

Personally if you haven't already you may want to consider either ending the "Free" wifi
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Put some nextgen firewall between it or make sure the access points can block such traffic. I have worked with meraki AP's or sophos firewalls, they can block traffic like p2p. It will cost money....

Otherwise check the current solution, maybe it is capable of blocking different types of traffic.

John Atkinson

Thanks for your suggestions!
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