P2P Download?

<p>Are P2P download (like BT or eMule) strictly prohibited in UT?</p>

<p>what would happen if got caught?</p>



<p>I would think it's prohibited but hope it isn't. I think p2p programs are blocked at most colleges.</p>

<p>Resnet acceptable use policy:
Resnet</a> - Policies: Acceptable Use Policy</p>

<p>That's to say that I don't think Texas filters their internet, but officially, you are not supposed to be doing anything that's shady.</p>

<p>"# You acknowledge that:</p>

<li>The Internet contains access to pornographic and other material that may be offensive and not suitable for minors;</li>
<li>UT Austin ordinarily does not filter, censor, edit, or regulate the flow of data, software, graphic images, or other materials on the Internet to or from any of its account holders; and</li>
<li>The Internet may from time to time contain hostile programs, viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other files that may affect or destroy the operation of or information on your computer."</li>

<p>ITS Policy: Vice</a> President for Information Technology: Policies
Resnet policy: Resnet</a> - Policies: Acceptable Use Policy</p>

<p>I would be led to believe that illegal downloading of music especially using UT's internet is rampant.</p>

<p>I don't know of many people that download music legally, even one of my friends(who's parents are loaded rich and lives in a million dollar mansion) downloads music illegally.</p>

<p>Haha yeah right emule and torrenting without copyrighted material. Bittorrent is fine if your not doing any illegal activity, if you get caught by(for instance I got caught by HBO, UT doesn't monitor itself), then you will get a notice the first time, and suspension the second. If you download music and get caught, then your screwed.</p>

<p>I think UT takes illegal downloading pretty seriously.
My roommate knows a girl who was fined $10.000 for "damages" (downloading songs)..</p>

<p>If you use Resnet they can catch you if you download illegal music and you can get fined, big time. I know two people who this happened to already.</p>

<p>P2P is allowed:
Resnet</a> - Options: Choosing the Right Bandwidth</p>

<p>It specifically says "file sharing" but I'm not sure what the line is between 'legal' and 'illegal'</p>

<p>^ good eye my friend. :P</p>

<p>"Level III or IV" cannot be used for "Social Networking (Facebook, MySpace)"
? That doesn't make sense..</p>

<p>Idk man, it seems like they would spy on students big time haha..</p>