File Sharing on the UC Network
Utica College is committed to preventing the use of College resources for the improper use, infringement, and distribution of copyrighted materials while at the same time not unduly interfering with the appropriate educational and research use of such resources. Utica College is also committed to educating members of the College community concerning the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing.
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and other intellectual works. If you violate the exclusive rights of a copyright owner, you infringe the author’s copyright.
Access to the campus data network is a privilege, not a right. Before you are allowed to connect, you must agree to abide and be bound by the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). If you violate this policy you will be subject to consequences, including loss of your network privileges. This means you will not be able to use your own computer to access:
- calendar applications,
- Facebook or MySpace,
- eLearning services,
- data storage, or
- other network services.
Click on the links to the right and learn how you can legally access music, movies, games, software and other copyright materials; learn about copyright protection and your rights; and understand what will happen if you illegally download or share copyrighted materials.