Peer-to-Peer Student Notice

The purpose of this notice is to remind students that online filesharing of copyrighted material violates federal law and can result in a civil lawsuit by the copyright holder.  IITS responds to reports of abuse and may block a computer (or a user's) access to the network in order to prevent further violation. To prevent these situations, be careful not to install or use any filesharing software. In addition to copyright violations, filesharing applications execute commands that can place your computer at risk.  If you obtain your music and movies online, please do so legally by using software which enables you to purchase copyrighted content and download it to your computer legally.  

Policies governing the use of copyrighted materials and the use of University's technology resources can be found at the following locations:

Federal Laws governing copyright protection
CSUSM Copyrighted materials policy
CSUSM Responsible Computer Use Policy
CSUSM Student Conduct Code