Avoid a DMCA Notice
To avoid violating copyright laws, users should consider the following:
- Turn Off File Sharing on Mac. To do so, from the Apple menu, choose System Preferences, and then in System Preferences window click Sharing. Remove the check from File Sharing
- Adhere to Carnegie Mellon's Fair Use Policy and Copyright Violation Guidelines. Students should also read the Residence Hall and Dedicated Remote Access Guidelines to familiarize themselves with issues and penalties for copyright violations.
- Consider using one of EDUCAUSE recommended resources for legal downloading.
- Adhere to the Cyber Security Pledge when it comes to monitoring bandwidth usage, not sharing copyrighted material and physically secure your computer.
For more information on File Sharing, please visit the Computing Services Security Documentation page on File Sharing.
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