Peer-To-Peer File Sharing 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 that Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC) file an official notification when they become aware that a computer is using a P2P program to download copyrighted content, such as music and movies.
When BCTC receives a security alert that a computer is using P2P software, the user account will be disabled and disciplinary procedures may follow.
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.