File Sharing-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

File Sharing

Campus affiliates are allotted server space for file storage and sharing. Depending on where you need to access files from or who you want to share with, a number of options are available to you. Understand the available options and select the best choice for your location and file storage/sharing needs. Please note, that built-in OS file sharing capabilities are not supported. Consider disabling this option on your Windows or Mac computer.

Peer to Peer File Sharing

You are responsible for the content and actions of your computer! If you use Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing applications (e.g., BitTorrent, Kazaa, Limewire, etc.) be aware that the content of the "shared" folder on your computer may be available to others. This means others can download music, movies, games or other digital files directly from your computer. This process of file sharing can be a source of illegal distribution of copyright protected material and can result in disciplinary action or loss of network connectivity. There are legal alternatives for acquiring copyright protected content. For more information, refer to the following:

DMCA Process for Students
When requested, Carnegie Mellon is legally required to provide information about individuals who appear to be illegally downloading or distributing copyrighted materials. If we receive a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice and identify your computer as the offender, you will have 72-hours to resolve the issue with the Student Life Office. If it is not resolved, you will lose your network access and will not be able to register new devices or computers.