Peer-To-Peer File Sharing

 

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Do not download or share, using the Internet or other means, copies of unlicensed copyrighted items such as movies, games, music, television programs, electronic books, other programs and/or software. Downloading and making these copyrighted materials available to others through use of computing peer-to-peer software or other means is illegal. (See https://uwm.edu/uits/campus/policies/computing_policy.cfm.)

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 (http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf#search=%22dmca%22) made it illegal to republish copyrighted information by downloading, uploading or file-sharing media such as music, movies, or software. The DMCA protects copyright holders from unauthorized distribution of their work. Digitally sharing copyrighted materials is illegal and also violates University policy regarding use of the campus network.


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