File Sharing

Copyright Infringement

Even though we do not block file sharing, Global Information Services strongly discourages students from using this internet tool. File sharing is the easiest way to get viruses, malwares, spywares, worms, or trojans; serve as a backdoor to intruders. Because Peer-to-Peer (P2P) software is used generally used to violate Federal Copyright laws, its use on campuses has resulted in law suits against both students and institutions. The use of P2P software on any computer connected to Arcadia University network is strictly forbidden when copyright and software piracy are compromised. This includes KaZaA, Morpheus, Gnutella or any other variation or derivative of P2P software that allows you to access the computer of another or allows other users to access your computer to share files of any type. If you have this type of software on your computer, you must completely uninstall it immediately. The network connection of computers that are determined to be using P2P software will be disabled and it will be the responsibility of the user to demonstrate to IT that the software has been removed before service will be restored. Additionally, sharing commercial software with other network users is not permitted unless you have a license for that software which specifically permits you to share it with other users.

Learn what college students are saying about music and illegal downloading, and from one UNC student who was charged and convicted of a felony for his downloading activities. Click on the link below.

Legal Downloads

In order to avoid prosecution for violating copyright, we recommend using a legitimate media downloading solution. These solutions are completely legal and will save you the time and the frustration of having to worry about copyright infringement. To assist you, here are links to legal downloading solutions:

Amazon.com
AOL Music
Apple's iTunes Music Store
Artist Direct
AudioCandy
BestBuy
BET
BuyMusic.com
Catsmusic
CD Baby
Cdigix
Circuit City
College Concerts
Compact Disc World
Corner CD
Dimples Music
Electric Fetus
Emusic
Exitos Musical
French Pro-Music

Full Audio's MusicNOW
FYE
Gallery of Sound
German Pro-Music
iMesh
Independent Record
Instavid
Latin Noise
Lifeway
LiquidAudio
Mainstreet
Millennium Music
MIRA Coalition
MP3.com
Musicmatch
Music Millennium
MusicNet@AOL
Music Rebellion
Napster
Netscape Music

New World Record
Passalong
Peer Impact
Pro-Music
Quonset Hut
RasputinMusic
RealNetworks' Rhapsody
Record and Tape Trader
Rhapsody
Rolling Stone
Ruckus
Sam Goody
Sony Connect
Spinner
Streamwaves
Top Hits Music
Tower Records
Wal-Mart
Windows Media
Yahoo Music Unlimited

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