Several sections of the Higher Education Opportunity Act deal with unauthorized file sharing on campus networks, imposing three general requirements on all U.S. colleges and universities:
Copyright and licensing violations include, but are not limited to, providing or obtaining illegal copies of software or digital media (movies, videos, music, etc.) for which legal permission to distribute or possess has not been granted.
Source: U.S. Department of Education
We encourage students, faculty, and staff to utilize the legal alternatives provided rather than pirating copyrighted materials such as music and movies.
Uploading or downloading copyrighted works without the permission of the copyright owner is a violation of DCC policy and U.S. law.