If U.S. News & World Report ever decides to add copyright infringement to their university rankings criteria, M.I.T., Columbia, UPenn, and other top schools would probably still make the cut. The folks over at TorrentFreak have been meticulously analyzing a report that came out yesterday from BayTSP, an entertainment industry backed piracy watchdog, and some interesting charts are emerging.
M.I.T. has owned the competition in both 2007 and 2008 with 2,593 copyright infringement accusations last year. University of Washington grabbed the number two spot with 1,888 and Boston University, Columbia, and UPenn rounded out the top five with strong showings for both the past two years.
I suppose it isn’t surprising that a top tech school made the list, but I’m kind of surprised they weren’t better at not getting caught. Hear that, Caltech? For the full copyright infringement charts and TorrentFreak’s interesting analysis on how Purdue University possibly lowered their ranking by evading the piracy flashlight cops, click here.