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Frequently Asked QuestionsPeer-to-Peer File Sharing & Recording Industry Association of America Information

The University of North Florida provides its faculty, students and staff with electronic resources to support and advance UNF's prime focus on instruction, informed by scholarly activity, and a commitment to community involvement; and to conduct UNF's business operations.


Technologies, namely "peer-to-peer" file sharing applications, have made it easy for Internet users to share files with one another. While file sharing via peer-to-peer applications is popular, many of the files that people share contain copyrighted material. It is against the law to share copyrighted material unless you have the explicit permission of the copyright holder.


In providing electronic resources, UNF also encourages appropriate use of the Internet with respect to digital copyright. As a result, it should be noted that UNF policies prohibit (a) the illegal downloading of copyrighted music, movies, games and software and (b) the installation and use of peer-to-peer file sharing applications. For more information on policies and procedures regarding the use of technology by students at UNF, please visit the Information Technology Services website.