Copyright provides the owners of music, movies, photographs, web sites, books, and other intellectual property with exclusive rights including the right to copy, distribute, share, adapt, and sell their works. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is the portion of copyright law that details acceptable digital use of these materials. Here are important RIT resources about the DMCA, legal file sharing, and associated issues that everyone should take the time to read and understand. Questions can always be directed to the ITS Service Desk x5-4357.
|DMCA Notices - RIT's Response||How RIT handles DMCA Infringement Notices.|
|Legal Downloads @ RIT||RIT students are encouraged to use legal methods for downloading music. RIT negotiated deals with the following legal sites. Check out the references for other information related to legal downloading.|
|File Sharing video - University of Richmond School of Law||The University of Richmond Law School produced this short video regarding file sharing and intellectual property. This may just change the way you think of file sharing and downloading.|
|RIT's Code of Conduct for Computer and Network Use||Here is RIT's policy regarding use of its computer and network resources.|
|RIT Network Acceptable Use Guidelines||This is published on Resnet's site, but it's for everyone.