Vijay Sonty
CIO / VP for Technology
Gannett Library

(315) 792-3835
(315) 792-3814 (Fax)
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the RIAA?
What are statutory damages?
What are file sharing, copyright infringement, online piracy, illegal downloading or illegal uploading? Is there a difference?
What is P2P software?
Are P2P networks illegal?
Are there risks to running P2P software on my computer?
How can I uninstall a P2P file sharing program from my computer?
Who cares if I download or share music?
When is file sharing legal?
What role does the College play in this?
What is fair use of copyrighted materials?
How do I know what is or is not protected by copyright laws?
What will happen to me if/when I get caught?
What do I do if I get a letter from the RIAA?
How can I avoid being charged with illegal file sharing?
Is it illegal to download or share a TV show even if it was aired for free?
Where can I go to legally obtain music/movies/games/software?
What are Utica College Resources?
What is the file sharing acceptable use policy?
What is the MPAA?