As an internet service provider, the University of Colorado Boulder is legally required to respond to notifications of copyright violations that occur on its network.

To address specifically issues of illegal file-sharing, the campus has:

  • adopted a three strikes procedure for addressing copyright violations, which includes a mandatory educational component for repeat offenders.
  • provided guidelines for the Acceptable Use of CU-Boulder’s IT Resources which covers prohibitions of using the network in violation of federal, state, and local laws.
  • embarked on an extensive educational campaign to raise awareness about the illegality of downloading and sharing copyrighted materials without permission.