I heard of a recent situation at the University of Rochester.
From what I understand, a student that had recently graduated got on the library's computer and used a program called Bittorrent. The University called this program an illegal hacking program, and had the person arrested. Their life is ruined. Now, the thing is, other colleges allow the use of the program and even host it on their servers. Seems like the U of R likes to shoot first, ask questions later.
They block the use of the Bittorrent program in some places, and leave it allowable on the libraray computers.
This seems like leaving a loaded gun on the desks in the library.
I hope your child doesnt get hurt........
I would suggest that your child should move off campus as soon a is allowable, and avoid use of the colleges facilities. Colleges are not what the were when you were in school. They will easily turn students in for using napster, kazaa, etc. to download. If these same students were off campus, they would have the same rights as they do in your home. Buyer beware.