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Legally Downloading Music and Movies

Did you know that downloading music, movies and other digital content may be illegal?  Not only is illegal file sharing a violation of college policy, but it is a crime that college staff members are required to report.   See more details here.

Alternatives to Illegal File Sharing

You may seek out legitimate and legal sources of digital content, such as the suggested sites listed by Educause. Due to limitations on college bandwidth resources, some of these suggested legal sites may not be available from campus computers.

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NOTICE TO STUDENTS ABOUT ILLEGAL FILE SHARING

Did you know that downloading and sharing music, movies and other digital content may be illegal?  Also known as pirating, not only is this activity on campus computers a violation of college policy, but it may be a crime that college staff are required to report.

Downloading or sharing copyrighted music, videos, or games without permission from the copyright owner can result in:

·         A criminal penalty of 5 years in prison and $250,000 in fines, even for a first offense.

·         A civil penalty of $750 or higher per illegal song.

Alternatives to Illegal File Sharing

You may seek out and use legitimate and legal sources of digital content, such as the suggested sites listed on the Educause website: http://tinyurl.com/89ft8m3

BE SAFE!  DON’T PIRATE!

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