Computer Use and File Sharing

Peer-to-peer File Sharing Each person shall be responsible for adhering to copyright laws. Downloading, viewing, storing, distributing, or sharing of copyrighted material without permission is absolutely forbidden. Almost all music, films, and pictures are copyrighted; the fact that they are available on the Internet does not mean that you can use them. In addition to university sanctions (such as course failure or dismissal) persons who are convicted of copyright infringement are liable to severe criminal and civil penalties. Fines of thousands of dollars have been levied on college students who have illegally downloaded films and music. Note that no individual is permitted to operate a file server on Chaminade’s network without explicit permission. You may not operate a file server (including a peer-to-peer network connection) on Chaminade’s network.