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Illegal Downloading and Sharing of Copyrighted Material

Published: 11 October 2017
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The University receives notification of any illegal download request originating from the University

The University wants to remind all staff and students that by connecting to the University network, either via eduroam or a wired connection, you are agreeing to the University’s terms and conditions of internet browsing, which includes copyright infringement.

The University permits limited social/recreational use, which does not include any activities that are illegal or infringe upon the rights of others.  Copyright infringement involves downloading, making any copies of, providing for copying, or storing in any medium by electronic means or otherwise of any copyright works (such as pictures, text, music, films, TV or radio programmes), without the consent of the copyright owner. A work that is available to be copied does not mean it is available legally and availability may be subject to licence terms.

It is also important to note that if anything is downloaded illegally it can be traced back to the specific user. The University receives notification of any illegal download request originating from the University network.  Faculties are made aware of these types of activities and disciplinary action may be taken. Users may also be liable to criminal or civil action.

More information on the Halls network terms and conditions can be found here.

 

 

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