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Illegal Downloading

Downloading Copyrighted Material Can Leave You Without Internet!

By STN2 Staff | 10/17/06 | Posted in News

Illegal Downloading
Illegal Downloading

The University if keeping a closer eye and taking action on those who illegally download on copyrighted material on campus. Peer to peer (P2P) networks allow the sharing nof content files, including copyrighted material. Anti-P2P organizations crack down on those who illegally download by obtaining their computer's specific IP address. A fa is then sent to the University requesting that it "immediately remove or block access" to the the infringing material as specified in teh copyright lawas and ensure the user refrains from using or sharing with others." So, if students are caught doing this, their internet will be shut off. The first offense accounts for 2 weeks without internet. The second, 4 weeks, and the third can lead to the possibility of losing housing on campus. And if you share a port with your roommate, your roommate can get in trouble, too, and that counts as an additional offense. Salena Sajko, Director of Judicial Affairs, says, "the best thing to do is to get rid of these programs that are on your computer. This will eliminate you getting into any hot water, because it is illegal to file share, no matter how you look at it, it’s stealing.”

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