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Keep it legal online

Sharing and downloading copyrighted material from the internet without proper authorization is considered piracy and is a violation of federal copyright laws and K-State policy. The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) network applications to share copyrighted files is prohibited at K-State and blocked on K-State's network. 

Penalties for copyright infringement can include both civil and criminal penalties. For violating K-State IT policy, a full range of sanctions are available that include the suspension of access to network resources or other appropriate university discipline, up to and including termination of employment and expulsion.




Legal Alternatives

See Educause's Legal Sources of Online Content for a comprehensive list of legal file sharing alternatives.