Avoiding A Copyright Infringement
Avoid Copyright Violations
How is the best way to avoid getting a copyright violation?
- Don't load P2P filesharing applications on your computer
- P2P filesharing software is setup by default to share content on your computer with others. The software continues to run in the background when you turn your computer on. Not only could this result in illegal file sharing it can and does open your computer up to viruses, malware and the possibility of your computer becoming 'owned' by others unbeknownst to you. The RIAA and other entities are constantly scanning for this type of activity.
- Some of the most Popular File Sharing Software Applications (Many more exist):
- Make sure you use a SECURE connection when using wireless networks
- The university has an end-to-end secure wireless network for you to use that ensures you are protected when connected. Make sure you are using ulsecure when using wireless on campus
- When at home only use secure wireless. Make sure your wireless router is set up in a secure mode.
- When at a local "Hot Spot" or traveling try to use secure wireless. You will have to ask someone at that location what is the wireless password, it never hurts to ask. If you have to use an Open Wireless network remember that anyone can see what you are doing on the network, including seeing your passwords.
- Keep your computer operating system and applications up-to-date!
- Computers that are not properly updated can receive viruses and malware that can propagate illegal files with out your knowledge. Keep your computer up-to-date!!
- Sharing Your Account and Password
- Never, ever, never, ever, ever, SHARE your account and password with anyone!! You are responsible for all actions taken through your account, regardless of the user!