Baruch College Logo Student Affairs Logo
Academic Advisement Athletics Career Development Center Counseling Center Disability Services Enrollment Services Health Services International Student Services Scholarships SEEK Student Life Testing and Evaluation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Student Life

PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING SOFTWARE PROHIBITED ON CAMPUS

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs on the campus computing network poses a serious security risk. Moreover, the university requires the BCTC to file an official response when they notify us that a computer is using a P2P program to download copyrighted content, such as music and movies.

When the BCTC receives a security alert that a computer is using P2P software, the user account will be disabled and the computer will be removed immediately for cleansing.

The following is a partial list of P2P file sharing programs:

Ares
Azureus (Vuze)
BearShare
BitComet
BitLord
BitTornado
BitTorrent
eMule
Frostwire
KaZaa
Limewire
Pando
µTorrent

Copyrighted Material

You may not download or install any data (e.g. music, movies) or software that you do not legally own or have received expressed permission from the copyright holder to use.

Remember: If you distribute (i.e. share by uploading or downloading from the Internet) copyrighted music, movies, software, etc. without authorization from the copyright owner, you are breaking the law and stealing! Under federal law, you can be fined and/or imprisoned. You may also be sued by the copyright holder(s).

Please see the CUNY Policy on P2P File Sharing for more information.