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