|Peer-to-peer applications include programs used to share large files, such as music and movies. While these programs can be used for legitimate purposes that do not violate copyright laws, they can also be used to transmit copyrighted works without the consent of the copyright owner. This page explains Fontbonne University's policies.|
Downloading, copying and sharing material (i.e., music, movies, games, and software applications) for which the copyright holder has not given you permission is against the law and in violation of Fontbonne University's Acceptable Use Policy for computing resources. (See document in column to the right.)
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, also referred to as H.R.4137, was signed into law on August 14, 2008. The HEOA primarily addresses obstacles that make it difficult for qualified students to obtain a college education, but is also includes specific statements requiring colleges and universities to comply with digital copyright laws.
Beginning in 2009, Fontbonne University has instituted the following:
The University reserves the right to initiate penalties for violations as listed in its Acceptable Use Policy.
The Policy will be reviewed regularly by Fontbonne University's Vice President for Information Technology and updated as appropriate.