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Copyright Information

To all students, faculty, and staff,

Do you download, or send to others, copyrighted music or movies?  If you don’t have the permission of the copyright holder you are violating federal law and may be liable for fines up to $30,000.

Downloading music or movie files without the permission of the copyright holder is illegal.  So is transferring to others music or movies you may have purchased, referred to as peer-to-peer or p2p file sharing.  Don’t do it.  If USciences is approached with a subpoena from the Recording Industry Association of America or other similar organization, we are required to turn over our records to them.

Additionally, if you are engaged in downloading or transferring music or movie files, illegally or otherwise, you are interfering with network traffic capability and thereby violating USciences’ Acceptable Use Policy.  Please refer to this policy as well as the Digital Copyright Policy in the Student Handbook .

USciences endorses legal alternatives to unauthorized downloading. The list linked to below is maintained by Educause and includes all of the legitimate online services they are aware of.  No endorsement or evaluation is intended. http://www.educause.edu/legalcontent


For additional information on this and other topics of interest, please visit the Information Technology Department’s web page .

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