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Sharing Online Songs, Videos and Documents
The U.S. Department of Education has issued new regulations regarding the distribution of copyrighted materials such as songs, games and videos through uploads and downloads over computer networks. The regulations are focused on combating the unauthorized, illegal distribution of copyrighted...
rating 09 Mar, 2015
ECSU Policies and Information About P2P File Sharing
Subject: Peer-to -peer File Sharing (P2P) - You are Not Anonymous on the Network Many students at Eastern download music, videos, games, software and other materials and store them as files on their computer for their personal use. Much of this material is copyrighted, that is, federal law...
rating 24 Jul, 2017
Consequences of Copyright Infringement
What is copyright infringement? As a general matter, copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner." -...
rating 28 Dec, 2017
Fair use: Legally Sharing Copyrighted Materials
There are limits to the exclusive use rights granted by a copyright. These limits are generally referred to as the 'fair use' of copyrighted materials. Fair use permits the use of copyrighted materials without the specific permission of the copyright owner. The distinction between fair use and...
rating 09 Mar, 2015
ECSU Response to Copyright Infringement
How Does Eastern Respond to Copyright Infringement Notices? Copyright holders and their agents search the Internet for copies of their material that is illegally being made available for sharing via P2P software. When they find such activity they are able to identify the IP address of the...
rating 11 Jul, 2017
Peer-2-Peer Software and File Sharing Summary
P2P software such as eDonky, LimeWire, and BitTorrent enables computers on a network to share files containing content such as music, movies and games. For example, the software can be used to search the network for a copy of a specific song that is available for 'sharing'. Once located, the song...
rating 20 Jan, 2015
A List of Sources for Downloadable Materials
The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires that Universities "offer alternatives to illegal downloading". The list of Internet sites (below) from which legitimate copies of music and videos can be downloaded was created by EDUCAUSE. It may not include all sources of legal copies of these types...
rating 20 Jan, 2015
Plan to Combat the Illegal Distribution of Copyrighted Materials
Plan to Combat the Illegal Distribution of Copyrighted Materials Eastern Connecticut State University Information Technology Department Introduction: In accordance with DOE P2P regulation requirements regarding copyright protection, ECSU has created this plan to combat illegal file sharing. ...
rating 20 Jan, 2015

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