Peer-to-Peer Internet Guidelines and Information

Periodic slowness of the on-campus student Internet is often the result of excessive torrent traffic, caused by the excessive use of peer-to-peer software. Such traffic and usage is in violation of University Internet usage policy and is strictly prohibited. In order to preserve the integrity and performance of our Internet connection for academic purposes and conventional bandwidth demands, it is necessary for the University to take action restricting such usage and offending users.

You are responsible for all activity that transpires through your devices connected to the Cairn network. Illegal downloads and content sharing may result in serious legal penalties, both civil and criminal. Civil penalties may include penalties from $750 to $30,000 per work that is infringed. Criminal penalties can include fines and imprisonment.