The University takes copyright protection very seriously, and is obligated to comply with federal laws governing copyright, namely the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Many scholars and artists rely on such regulations to protect their intellectual property.
Peer-to-peer file sharing applications are commonly used to share copyrighted material such as music, movies, software, and games. If you share copyrighted material without permission, you are breaking the law and could be subject to legal consequences. While ResNet does not monitor the content of residents' uploads and downloads, the entertainment industry actively looks for users who engage in the unlawful sharing of copyrighted material.
ResNet wants you to have an enjoyable and worry-free experience on the Internet. We're on your side! Please use legal alternatives to illegal downloading and do not violate copyright laws. There are many services to choose from, including Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, or Last.fm.