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.