From: General Student E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Thu Oct 08 2009 - 21:35:22 MDT
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 21:35:22 -0600 (MDT) From: General Student E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: What you should know about file sharing
TO: All Boulder Campus Students
FROM: Campus IT Security Office
SENDER: Campus IT Security Office
DATE: October 8, 2009
SUBJECT: What you should know about file sharing
Over the past year music and video copyright holders have significantly increased activities to identify individuals who are violating copyright. The increased activity has subsequently resulted in an increase in the notifications received by the university. Use of software on the campus network (including the wireless and residence hall networks) to share copyrighted material is a violation of copyright law. Downloading these large files also takes away from what are already limited information technology resources needed to support campus academic, research, and business needs. Please do not use file-sharing software to download or share copyrighted music or videos on the campus network.
Please note that the University of Colorado at Boulder is legally required to respond to notifications of copyright violations that occur on its network. Use of file sharing software (e.g., BitTorrent, Ares, Gnutella, LimeWire, etc.) on the university network may be a violation of the "Use of CU-Boulder's Computer and Network Resources" policy. Individuals for whom the university receives copyright violation notices may be subject to sanctions.
Sanctions for digital copyright violations may include, but are not limited to:
- Loss of network and Internet access.
- Inability to access campus websites including electronic library resources, e-mail, and course material.
- Students who receive three violations will be referred to Judicial Affairs and may be subject to permanent loss of network access, probation, suspension, or expulsion.
- Referral to appropriate authorities for criminal or civil prosecution.
Additional information about file sharing, legal alternatives and CU-Boulder's three strikes process for copyright violations can be found at http://www.colorado.edu/copyright/filesharing/.
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