Illegal Downloading

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hello TU Students:

I believe that most of you know that unauthorized downloading of music or movies violates federal law and TU computer use policies. While most members of our campus community respect these laws, there are still some students who violate the laws protecting copyrighted materials.
I have recently seen an increase in the number of reported violations, which can be traced back to individual campus computer addresses. Please know that we take these incidents very seriously and have appropriate penalties in place when we are notified about illegal downloading.
Penalties for a first offense include a $250 University fee and restriction of your Internet access; stronger penalties will be levied for a subsequent violation. In addition, if you download illegally, you can be liable for legal action and other fines, which can be substantial.
TU's policy on this matter is posted online in the document, "University Response to DCMA Notifications," found at I encourage each of you to become familiar with this policy and to strongly consider the consequences of your actions when using the University's computer networks.


Dale Schoenefeld, Ph.D.
Vice President for Information Services & CIO



Computer Security Response Team