Unauthorized file sharing is against the law and College policy. You are committing a crime and violating College policy if you, or a user authorized by you, downloads copyrighted material without consent of the copyright holder. It is Utica College policy to enforce these laws.
In compliance with federal copyright, it is Utica College policy that:
Utica College prohibits any unauthorized copying, distributing, altering, use, or translating of copyrighted materials, software, motion pictures, music, or other media by users of the College’s computing networks without the express written permission of the copyright holder. Any illegal peer-to-peer file sharing using the College’s network is prohibited. IITS may monitor patterns of Internet traffic over the College’s computing network not only to ensure efficient and effective operations but also to ensure against misuse of Internet access or to detect possible problems.
Use of any peer-to-peer application (downloading of movies, music, or other copyrighted material) by faculty, staff, or students is prohibited on any College-owned computers unless approved in advance by the Assistant Vice President for Library and Information Technology Services.